Cover-up

She wears
                  desperation
like an old
winter coat 

clutching it
tightly with a
worn strip of 
cloth she prefers
to call
             disdain

She buries
                disappointment
in its mange
marked collar

turning it
up against a
frozen face
she prefers
to call
             detached

But the
            eyes

the eyes 
she cannot
                  hide

they call
              out
to every
one, to no
                one
of sun
of heat
of volcanic
                  streams
of fire

that scar
and char
and blacken
                   all
who dare to 
                   look
her way

©  s rogers 2008

2 thoughts on “Cover-up

  1. malcolmjames says:

    Very well done. The images are powerful, and I really like the subject shift from her to her eyes
    .
    On a lighter note, change the gender and change the word cloth to fur, and this could be about Toonces, well, Toonces on a very dark day.

  2. catgem says:

    laughs… sounds like you know Toonces… you poor fellow… i shudder to think just how many people he may have…. ummmm… introduced himself to….

    and thank you for continuing to read me and to let me know your thoughts

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