Rage

Rage is a snake

sinking its fangs in a death grip

releasing its searing venom

while you struggle

the poison stabs and burns

Rage is a door

lined with cracks

from being shoved shut so many times

a broken mirror hangs on its front

one more slam

and the glass will shatter

Rage is a kettle

filled with screaming water

as it’s left to seethe

alone

it boils over

and the steam hisses on the stove

Rage is a fist

dropping crumpled petals

the tender lilac ripped

its fragile beauty broken

Rage is smoke

twisting down the throat

wrapping around the lungs

choking them

until they’re lifeless

and black

Rage is a nail

harmless…until it punctures

smooth timber

ripping its wooden skin

into broken splinters

on the floor

Rage is flames

creeping higher in

the fireplace

hungrily gnawing,

biting at the tender logs

until all that remains

are the charred ashes

 


Comments:
 
Lacuna Eidolon   Lacuna Eidolon wrote
on 1/14/2009 4:22:29 PM
Powerful imagery. Nice work. Thoughtful.

danicpa68   danicpa68 wrote
on 1/13/2009 11:50:20 AM
Wonderfully written.

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