She Wrote Love On Her Arm
She wrote love on her arm
in the brilliant red of her blood
angry slashes cover white skin
screaming out her silent pain.
She rams fingers down her throat
gagging on bruised knuckles
tears staining her cheeks black
she purges hate and disgust
She bites her tongue off
throws it on the floor and stomps
scared it will shriek like a banshee
all the misery her mouth locks in
Bio: Jenny lives in Wodonga with her beautiful husband and children. She is a teacher who hopes to pass her love of words onto her students.