A scorned woman

Written by: Thvia Stein

The abscessed wounds of
a betrayed heart fester 
from desertion and deceit.
She takes solitude in shadows
gnawing herself red and raw,
rankling in private torment;
gnashing her teeth.

Until pain and grief turn noxious
with a fury justly sworn
to the retributory scourge 
of a woman's woeful scorn.