Saturday, November 5, 2011

Implosion on Highway 105

Do you remember that spontaneous
road trip when, like shards of glass,
your cutting words crashed in my lap,
shattered our happily-ever-after dreams?

Everything I thought we had
now engorged in lies, glazed over
that scarring day our future
imploded on Highway 105.

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: Poetry Jam, PAD challenge

13 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, this is good...and intense, Laurie. I can feel the emotion in this poem!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Sounds like a painful way to end a relationship.

Eva Gallant said...

Excellent description of a relationship gone bad.

Brian Miller said...

whew...lots of time to talk on road trips...which can be a dangerous thing it seems...smiles.

Wendy said...

Awesome words - just awesome.

Poetry of the Day said...

i feel sadened a little

twinkly sparkles said...

I like the repetition of words and images that have to do with glass. It's subtle. I had to do a "reading" double-take.
Thanks for your poem.

Jinksy said...

Words areso often are sharper than knives, more's the pity...

The Cello Strings said...

so true,

physical wounds can be healed, not mental wounds.

smart piece of writing.

Mary Mansfield said...

Wow, very powerful imagery.

Peggy said...

So many wonderfully written poems here on your blog! It is a joy to come here. Your skill at setting different moods is amazing--I do hope Hwy 105 is not a real happening in your life.

Apeetha Ravi said...

I like the power your words have! I wish I could write with so much intensity and brevity!

Helen said...

Wherever your Highway 105 happens to be, stay safe! Nice writing ....