Alive

Broken Red by Amber Africa
Broken Red by Amber Africa

They found her trying
to destroy herself, again:
her body marching
toward the tracks, closer
to peace. But, they managed
to lock her down–
only needed four guys
this time.

Finally, she was let go
to another facility, away
from the train, and the fences
stretched higher than she could
reach. But she scratched away
her arms until the nurses paid
some attention. After the bandages
they left her again, to wrestle
the howling and the unrelenting
gnaws and biting.

—–

Written for Right2Write Prompt #5: Broken Red.

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3 thoughts on “Alive

  1. That is harrowing and so intense.Your words are vivid. What a powerful writing! Made me shudder..
    Thanks a lot for participating. Hope you have added your link to the linking widget.

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