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a beloved family member with a deadly tongue

aberrations of love (rengö)

Gnome3by Annette Lee03 Nov 2013

her tongue, a crossbow
that shoots bolts, deadly and true
to your heart, never
missing. You may sway. You may
swoon. You may bleed, but her eye
will sweep past any
blotch or puddle of scarlet.
her lips are pulled thin.
displeasure will consume her
for a few moments, and then
she smiles suddenly
and speaks as if nothing has
occurred, as if all
is well, always was. later
she’ll not even recall it.
the scars we all bear
puzzle her. she questions when?
where? how? we demur.
we know she loves us. we won’t
speak of the crossbow and bolts.