Sunday, August 2, 2015

Fence


Gossip has a choir
eager for a new song
and scratches at my
throat to find the melody.

You pry, demand,
attempt to peel layers
from secrets etched on
my ribcage…

Trust is a coin earned in
the belly of intuition.
It’s evident you’ll never
earn a wage behind razor wire
marked No Trespassing.

©Susie Clevenger 2015

15 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Well said, Susie....the red image is very striking! Beautiful!I hope you are enjoying a wonderful family weekend, my friend.

Fireblossom said...

Smiling faces...smiling faces sometimes....

R.K. Garon said...

Whoa! great piece.
ZQ

Gail said...

Well done!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Startling and vivid. I particularly like:
Trust is a coin earned in
the belly of intuition.

Outlawyer said...

The belly of intuition is such a great phrase, Susie--the whole poem cool. k.

Sumana Roy said...

"You pry, demand, / attempt"...such are the trespassers...love how Trust is defined...

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is too the point and a needful message at a time when personal space and privacy seems to be a luxury.

Unknown said...

Oh wow such an innovative take on the prompt :D
Beautifully executed!

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Hannah said...

I love the use of ribs and belly...makes this piece bodily...raw. Powerful, Susie.

grapeling said...

wow the opening line grabs you by the throat and never lets go... ~

Ginny Brannan said...

There's a lot of subtle references going on in this one. I like a poem that leaves one thinking.

Cara H said...

Gossip is a dreadful thing which is certainly capable of destroying ties between people.
I'm surprised I was able to see the face and the birds in the image you shared. They're very subtle, and my eyes aren't what they used to be!

Grace said...

I specially like these terrific closing lines:

Trust is a coin earned in
the belly of intuition.

Love your response ~

Magaly Guerrero said...

One must work for what is worth knowing. Love the lines quoted by Grace...