dee1425102310418306849166b24e12din the shape of hurt

disabused crumbs that should have been cleared up

leave indents in her skin

the dirty light lets in patterns

betraying themselves in dent

sophomoric hush of fan

blowing away evidence

her nose stung

from her plunge

into white rabbit’s secret stash

her thighs burned

from the price

all dare-devils pay

her lips hurt

where he bit them

stain the world red


he said

and pushed her head

down where the glory

hole and the mad hum

met and danced

in fish net

fling yourself open

oh no please don’t

smile until your skin peaks off

they’ll never know

pensive sadness limbering in the wings

hide …. hide

behind the downcast flicker

comedians you see, are often glad to make you laugh

for they get

in audience

to bedazzle

through the glamor you hide yourself

a slow leak of helium


out of sight

lest we reveal

motioning truth

behind our tight, painted smile

they made a pact

to promise the impossible

and she did

because to her

nothing was impossible

she could hold her breath

swim all the way to the end

rubber bricks don’t scare her

she is made of water

hefting it from its press

her fingers cramp

she tells herself

this is just like every day

we get up …. we hold on

grasping harder, she pulls

surfacing to the sound

of suffered world

with its groans and verucca socks

a response to noise

to lie just beneath

the surface


letting fawn dappled light

reach through

23 thoughts on “Disabused

  1. Oh my gosh! What a brilliant piece, Candice. You traced the sorrow and the betrayal and the travesty with every stroke of your pen!!! It’s like you take a litany of word “crayons” and draw pictures of emotions and sensations and truths. I stand in awe!!! Je t’aime, Natalie 🙂 ❤

  2. It began with writing your letter of yesterday I think I was on a ‘tear’ in a positive way, thank you dearling I so appreciate you and your kind words.

  3. You’re a hero of mine, Lovely Lady. When I read you, your words travel through my bloodstream. ❤

  4. Hi friend
    From your lips to my ears you always hit a nerve of two. I understand your words, it’s the poetry in my head only you write much better!
    Thanks for letting me Reblog. Have a great weekend. M

  5. Wow coming from you who is not only beautiful talented and a truly lovely person that’s huge. I am so grateful to know you and be in your sphere. Thank you lovely girl

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