Friday, September 2, 2011



In the bruising of life
I try to cover the pain
smile and walk straight
people streaming past
don't notice, or if they do
turn away waxen in fear of
too much scruff emotion
I trudge with lurches
toe to toe, rubbery legs
ratcheting my way

in the hour before dawn

for a challenge from Peggy Goetz using the words: bruising, streaming, lurches, waxen, hour before dawn, rubbery, scruff, ratcheting

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Willow, this packs a punch. I can identify with sometimes covering the pain with a smile, walking straight......let anyone notice. The hours before dawn are hard ones, aren't they? I find them so.