Day 15: You Thought it was Safe

Well healed heartbreaks
nerves again beneath
newly thickened skin.
She stands, ready
to say yes to a
new dance

Enter the
sweet assailant,
same character
behind a new face.
Enigmatically, innocently
clear of all wrong-doing
to cut in
with the same knife
along a same scar.

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

Day 15 prompt: Write a “just when you thought it was safe” poem; details here from 2010 November PAD Chapbook Challenge. This is my very rough draft #15.

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

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