Defensive

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I.
you lie you lie
a cold wind
chases my back

II.
the truth tumbles
from your lips
falling with the rain

III.
my head turned down
I refuse to see
the north star

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Image: Girl with Starry Dress and Bouquet – Charles Blackman, WikiArt.org

Words: (threaded) senryu, c.b.w. 2016

Part of the 2016 April Poem A Day Challenge (via Poetic Asides on Writer’s Digest) for the April 11 prompt: defensive.

Sometimes She Weeps

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Grief disrobes
me bare and cold
Anger burns
my hold on faith

Pounding fists
bloody and bruised
Bitter tears
cry denial

Sullivan Memorial sculpted by Goscombe John, Victoria Embankment Gardens, London, June 2011, c.b.w.

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c.b. 2012