Survival Escape

Written for:  Sunday Whirl #495

Words:  shine, entitled, while, child, stab, bile, fright,
        reconcile, miles, enlightened, rude, denial

No longer a frightened
child–bile choking 
her throat–she will never 
reconcile with her mother 
or step-father–a shining 
example of rudeness
and self-entitlement.

Now a young woman, she still 
cannot erase that stabbing incident
from her mind.  Yet her mother,
time and again, allows him
back into their lives.  Well,
her mother may continue
her life of denial, but she
will not.  She will be miles 
away by the time they find
her note.

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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3 Responses to Survival Escape

  1. Zelda Rene says:

    Oh my…resonates too deeply. Your writing is always perfection, Sara…and often on the “raw/real” side, which I appreciate greatly. Blessings to you ❤


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