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The Safety Net

Her will is iron, baked in an ashy bleakness over eyes that were once bright

       –she longs to break. 

A thousand tears would evaporate on this impassible rage,
        she glares with dull purity of thought. 

Triumphant fists gloat above her potency, imploring 

      –she watches in scornful fascination.

Every breath rasps over the dagger in her throat, aching to be released. 

         she swallows harshly.
                          -she spins her web in secret -

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  1. Date: 9/15/2009 5:55:00 AM
    loved it but don't understand acrostic?Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/7/2009 1:21:00 PM
    Interesting writing. Sara

  1. Date: 7/21/2009 12:30:00 PM
    Beautiful write. Always, Cherica Lynn <3

  1. Date: 7/18/2009 4:47:00 PM
    Chilling poem! Good use of the acrostic for a profound poem. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Keep on writing. Karen

  1. Date: 7/17/2009 4:07:00 PM
    Daffy, course you can send a poem! :)

  1. Date: 7/17/2009 11:03:00 AM
    Beautiful write Micaela>>James

  1. Date: 7/16/2009 6:25:00 PM
    Daffy, I'm in PS chat! :D

  1. Date: 7/15/2009 8:08:00 AM
    This is chilling! Epicness and acrostics! I've said it before, I'll say it're so versatile. Also, it's surprising but you're just as amazing in short poems as in your novel-length ones. Your language again is amazing. :) Go, go Daffy! Love ya, Bugsy!

  1. Date: 7/15/2009 7:19:00 AM
    Wow! This is a terrific acrostic, Micaela. I can feel the sorrow and upset just bleeding through. I adore that last line. So perfect. You are such a talent. Love Christie