Thursday, September 29, 2011

Snap, Snap, Snap

Crushing and pinching
insults as sharp as lobster claws--
cicatricial leverage.

@laurie kolp

*cicatricial- of or pertaining to cicatrix (the tissue that forms a scar)


Prompt inspiration: Poetic Asides, Poets United Thursday Think Tank

12 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

So true; words can be as biting as lobster claws and can leave permanent scars!

Shauna said...

very clever.

Mary said...

A lot said in a few words! (Plus I learned a NEW word.)

Daydreamertoo said...

And doesn't it hurt.
Well said in just those few words.

Mystic_Mom said...

Very nicely done Laurie...unexpected but very good.

Other Mary said...

Nice one. I like that you didn't mention the word 'red' in yours.

Mama Zen said...

Love this!

Ella said...

Ouch! painful, but great! ;D

Kim Nelson said...

I love these challenges because our minds work so uniquely.
This is a great little nugget of rich imagery and diction.

Old Raven said...

Oh my! I must look up: cicatricial. Enjoyed as always your words.

Morning said...

brilliant one.

beccagivens said...

OMG - Laurie ... truth cutting to the quick!! Some words/remarks cut to the bone - and some are very difficult to heal!!

Imagery is superb ~~ thank you for sharing.