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Crossing Over

Memory of a renewed attack

against her ancient beliefs,

against her gentle soul

the demeaning comments

 and false accusations~

incompetent and bumbling;

telling her she’s no good.

Tears she can cry no more;

the well of her soul has run empty.

Long blond hair flying wildly

charged with enraged energy,

precision quicksilver daggers,

 from her fiery blue eyes

shooting towards her enemy

with deadly aim for her target~

piercing the thick skin,



penetrating deep into his heart;

not a single drop of blood is shed

yet he feels the crippling pain,

reaches a hand to clutch his chest.

A quick glance reveals her icy stare

the source of the growing pain.

Dull-witted eyes register shock

disbelief; color draining from his face.

She reaches one hand towards his chest

from across the room~

no physical finger touches, yet

he feels the grasp tighten around

his pounding heart~squeezing

tighter and tighter and tighter.

With a quick twist of her wrist~




His body falls lifeless to the floor,

and the black cat purrs contentedly

while rubbing against

the softness of her leg.


This is my contribution to the open link at d’Verse Poets.

I’m also liking to Real Toads where they want to see what kind of poetry Valentine’s Day has inspired.  Hmmm…  not very loving, but it was inspired by today.

24 thoughts on “Crossing Over

  1. Nice- the form- in short bursts added to the intesity of this one. Felt a lot of anger also….spoke to me about revenge (maybe that’s not the right word) but certainly about standing up to an an abusive partner- or maybe- this is a fantasy- an argument- the black cat at the end signifying a ‘witch like’ property that the narrator has given herself. Am inreadingntoo much into this? 🙂 but great words- enjoyed it a lot- and it shows how words can give rise to a whole meaning of different interpretations- like a painting.

  2. I’m saying this a lot this week as I read the OLN offerings but, “Daaaaaaaaaamn!” This is INTENSE! LOVED IT!

    The last part about the cat is in direct contrast to the passion of his death… so awesome… loved this piece from beginning to end 😀

  3. This was an intense read, Teresa. And you built up the emotion perfectly.

    Yikes! I certainly hope your Valentine’s Day was a kinder gentler sort than the one this man experienced. 😉

  4. Hahaaaa, you really got me there.
    You sneaky little thing…
    I loved this!
    Better not to get on your bad side, huh?
    The cat in the end was icing on the cake.

  5. I love your reply to Claudia “but I’m much better now”!!
    You certainly have a message here. “Get it out in verse, quick, before it’s worse”! Well done, Teresa, very well done, and the cat didn’t surprise me at all.

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