Sin at Six

 

Written by Joni Caggiano

 

gazing at vivid red bricks

willing myself to evaporate

into the rough white stuff

laying snuggling in between

scarlet spies my secrets seen

 

torrents of rain battering tin

bolts of lightning are crackling

dogs a hollering so terrified

mama’s orders down she lay

out tonight, the dogs will stay

 

splitting, my tiny body floods

emotions stab conflicting core

burning my heart into slags

dogs clawing, eyes on the door

I howl upon that cold red floor

quietly I let dogs in; my relief is joy

mama flies in, exposing black eyes,

knocking me back, rolling now

to my belly, my mom gets her meat

I crawl with elbows as she beats

 

sliding into bed while stiff blows

pounding at my head and then

she stops, straightening covers up

tucks them tender around my face

love you and a kiss she did place

on my forehead, all logic I now erase

 

Text © Joni Caggiano

 

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3 Responses to “Sin at Six”

  1. Hensblooms

    Congratulations Joni❣️You have a wonderful talent, stunning and so descriptive

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