One

This week’s visual prompt at Hélène Vaillant’s Willow Poetry blog is the image below.


 

Past the shifting facades,

behind the dead ends,

on the other side

of vertigo

lies my heart:

hermetically sealed

by fear

of intimacy, by

distrust and abandonment.

Many have tried to

navigate the labyrinth

to its end;

all had failed.

 

All, but one.

 

 

 

SusanWritesPrecise/ Susan Marie Shuman

 

Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

12 thoughts

  1. You wrote an exceptional poem for this prompt. Trust in relationships, how difficult this is after being hurt. It takes courage to trust again. Thank you so much for sharing this, I could identify in many ways.

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