Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Mirror



Today's muse: Daily Writing Practice

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The Mirror

The angry slash of terror and pain,
is indistinct from the other crack.
It’s not the blood line that worries her,
but the hollow eyes that stare back.


10 comments:

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Hi Monica - Nice! I read and re-read several times. The imagery and flow are terrific.

Deborah said...

Succint and powerfully written.

jaerose said...

Yes, all seems lost when the life in your eyes disappears..scarier than any wound or trickle of blood..Jae

glnroz said...

...this is another one of those,,,

Spook The Scribbler said...

Creepy ... I love it! :D

Monica Manning said...

@LRC: Thanks! And kudos to you on your publication with Chicken Soup for the Soul!

@Deborah: Thanks, Deborah. It was difficult to stay within the 4-line limit that Marc set.

@jaerose: Scarier, indeed!

@glnroz: Just making sure you keep reading!

@Spook: Thanks, Spook! You're so sweet!

Wine and Words said...

I've worn these eyes for months. Scary when the blood oozes out, like Ebola gone viral. Necessary though. I'm oozing.

Rob-bear said...

Powerful. Sad. Scary.

Good stuff, overall.

Dave King said...

Ah, the dreaded hollow eyes!

Monica Manning said...

@W&W: I am saddened that you understand. No one should ooze.

@Rob-Bear: It is sad and scary for many.

@Dave King: Indeed!