Diminishing Defenses

Written for:  Poetic Asides #282
Write a broken down poem.

Like a wooden fence
whose slats start to break
off–the whole fence sags
and falls apart–so a person’s
defenses dissolve inside,
one at a time,
until only screaming
raw nerves remain,
which can only be
contained for so long
before the disease darkens
and hollows the skin, bending
the mind within.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Diminishing Defenses

  1. Powerful words, Sara!!

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