INNOCENCE

Wide eyed, curly haired doll

Filled with wonder

Perfection.

 

TSUNAMI

Drunk, violent brute

Destroyer of lives

Wrecked.

 

SCANDAL

Jealous, self-centered friend

Counterfeit nightmare

Stunned.

 

INAMORATO

Needy, reckless fellow

Platonic, false promises

Exploited.

 

SHE

Dependable, sacrificing woman

Trapped in the cycle

Betrayed.

 

This poem is dedicated to a dear person I’ve known for over a decade. Her strength in adversity has always amazed me, and after a recent and particularly heart-breaking conversation we had, I was so moved and found myself breaking into verse.

Seems like such a curious way to react to someone else’s life experiences, but she is my sister!