Years Ago (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 25 Jan 2021 in Art, Poems

Watercolor painting of man and woman on bus




Years Ago


Years ago, he said, I told a lie

I know you aren’t the kind to entertain

A callous repeating of cruel things

I was at fault I had a weakness

I atone


Of course she had done it

At whatever time they met allusion

To their dirty time of tittering together

Sat between them like a smelly passenger

The whiff of what he meant

Elected of itself to represent

A signet ring or cicatrix still weeping pus


He hadn’t done the thing he’d claimed

Passing of an onus onto other shoulders

Leaving her in silence or in shame

A work list ticking names in chance encounters

A hookworm in the eye

A callous repeating of cruel things

If she should meet this




Years Ago

Digital illustration using computer code and enhanced colorConfess

















(2018, Stephanie Foster)



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