#80 of 365 – “mercy fractured”

“mercy fractured”

 

blue slate skies

and concrete floors

 

bitter eyes

and hospital doors

 

pain, like daggers

need, like bone

 

mercy fractured

tears, like stone

 

I called at midnight

but the nurse wouldn’t come

 

a boy my age died

as pain strangled my tongue

 

she entered enraged

jabbed a spike in my leg

 

left me caged

as darkness took root and spread

 

and at thirteen years aged

youth’s daylight went dead

 

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About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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