The Accident

Embarrassment tugs his eyes to the
left, cradling his infant courage.
He is new skin – crawling
for Jesus – drowning
in sin.

My own infant, white lipped,
sleeps like a giant next
to my hip. My blood
is metallic lead
leaking out.

The scent of iron is dark and heavy.
Mary cycles through every
woman, he reminds me.
I know. Serpents
slither – then
go.

He is the color of silence – naked eyes
following mine, stalking my quiet
like prey. His sharp honesty
brings deep claw marks
across my chest. I
still beat
life. His eyes lift,

hungry. My flesh is real,
sincerity exposed. He prays over
me, Jesus take this pain.
It was an accident, he is just.

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23 thoughts on “The Accident

  1. Still tearing off pieces of your soul to show us, eh, milady? Haven’t been by in a while (physical issues), but, I can see your talent is no less than I remember…. Again, brilliant imagery, and terrible strength of emotion….
    Take care, & Blessed Be, little sister…
    Ned, aka, gigoid, the dubious….
    😎

    1. I’m so glad to see that you are still around. I wish you all the best in your physical ailments. I hope you are finding peace!!

  2. This is a beautiful, vivid, visceral poem. you don’t pull any punches emotionally. thank you very much for liking my blog piece and following my blog. i’ve decided to do the same for you. i also enjoyed reading your self-introduction, with its generous scope of human subjects in mind.

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