PTSD Survivor Poetry: Abused

We are continuing the celebration of National Poetry Month into the month of May! Our final submission is a poem that comes from …Denita Stevens.  

Abused

By: Denita Stevens

Every last drop, every ounce of moisture Is consumed. The thirsty earth drank the last. Dehydrated nature screaming through the cracks. The bright sun smiles, merrily like a cure. Each ray of light slices down on nature Like a guillotine beheads swift and fast. Old blooms collapse from their malnourished shafts. Even tree trunks, once strong, are insecure.

Out of night, clouds emerge over the land; Plump with water, sponges that hold liquid. An unseen force, squeezes the juice of life. Each drop of rain is a small, stroking hand. In time of need, suppressing the wicked Inclinations manifesting in time.

 
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