Poem: Wound Wound

The needle is the key
Sunken deep in her vein
Wound up like a clockwork toy
She teeters through motions
Slowing movements winding down
Spilling out on the floor
Melting thoughts spreading
Like a wound unstaunched
Draining of willfulness
Waiting for the key again

A response to d’Verse quadrille around the homograph, “Wound.”


Copyright © 2021 TJS Sherman All rights reserved.

26 thoughts on “Poem: Wound Wound

  1. It makes me wonder what’s going on here. That Pink Floyd song, “Comfortably Numb” is coming to mind, but could she be a prisoner in a psych ward? A junkie in an alley? What isn’t said makes what is said that much better.

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  2. My goodness this is incredibly potent! “Comfortably Numb” comes to mind but oh that “Draining of willfulness,” tells me there is more to the story! 💝💝

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  3. I recently played around with this thematic lens myself not too long ago. I love the imagery you’ve established – a clever bit where humanity is dissolved into erratic bits of painful action. Good stuff, delicious.

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