20 Jul

She grabs me by the shoulder

and shakes me up,

to make sweet music

from the clatter of teeth.

Her claws leave bruises,

maps of despair,

that spread, sprawl, stain

across the dark continent that is my body.

Hair ripped out, lips split open,

fingers clenched

into fists of desperation,

I claw back

at her sneering mouth,

foaming bile burning my feet,

devouring my spirit

and what’s left of my resolve.

Life and I, we were once fast friends.

11 Responses to “Unhinge”

  1. Aunty G July 20, 2008 at 11:53 pm #

    Oh dear, oh dear
    What violence here
    Resolves do break
    But, for pity’s sake
    Don’t put the friendship out of gear!

  2. Piper.. July 21, 2008 at 9:49 am #

    Brilliant play of words! By far, the best I`ve read in a long while.I can so relate to this, OJ.. Way to go, Gal! 🙂

  3. dipali55 July 21, 2008 at 11:44 am #

    phew- I’m all shook up OJ, reading that.
    Yes, at times she’s a real creep, isn’t she?

  4. Orange Jammies July 22, 2008 at 3:52 pm #

    Aunty G: We’re done. It’s OVER. 😡

    Piper: You liked it? I always get complaints about how morbid my writing is. 😥

    Dipali: She is, Elvis. 😉

  5. rajni July 22, 2008 at 4:39 pm #


  6. Piper.. July 22, 2008 at 6:16 pm #

    I loved it…pbly because I so relate to it. I have wanned to do similar posts on life(mine). Tuns out I cant! I wouldnt ever be able to express the sentiments as brilliantly as You have. Do you mind if I link this post to something I`ve been writing?

  7. Orange Jammies July 23, 2008 at 8:46 pm #

    Rajni: Yes, that too. 😦

    Piper: Feel free. 🙂

  8. Suki July 24, 2008 at 10:49 pm #

    Heeey, when did YOU get to WP? And how come I didn’t know? Great to see you back on blogging, now am off on a reading spree 😀

  9. Orange Jammies July 25, 2008 at 2:47 am #

    Suki: You didn’t know because you didn’t ever let me know you knew about my existence. Now that you’ve piped up, welcome. 🙂

  10. Dadoji July 26, 2008 at 7:49 am #

    She’s always a woman to me.

  11. Orange Jammies July 29, 2008 at 4:13 pm #

    Dadoji: Touche. 😀

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