Transition Girl

Why transition girl?... Best answered by a quote from the Iliad....."The soul was not made to dwell in a thing; and when forced to it, there is no part of that soul but suffers violence."

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


a poem i wrote in the early 2000s for which i have never been able to settle on an appropriate title...

A festering wound
that never heals.
Not even a scar
will form to hide
the damage.

Constantly washing it
with anaesthetic
in a futile effort
to numb the pain.

One tiny prod
an agonising ache
ripples over
and through flesh.
Wave after wave.

Leeches to drain
the free-flowing bleed
would be welcome relief.


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