nail polish flaking
off fingers scarred
and she said:
"this is not
my life. Not
this Goddam lie."
the bruises on
her skin and
the shadows in
her eyes were
her worst nightmare.
she was Catholic;
living in sin.
oh, but what
could she do?
there was no
escape but death,
but she was
more afraid of
death than life.
God damn liar.

TMK 6.23.2006