Wednesday, August 8, 2012

He Loved Her - She Wanted A Love Poem

The following poem is from the section, "Love Hurts" of She Wanted A Love Poem, a collection of poems.

He Loved Her

I love you.
His fist connected
With her ribs.
Hairline fracture.

I love you.
The backside of his hand
Swiped across her cheek
As though shooing
A ten ton fly.
A swollen cheek.

I love you.
A kick to her abdomen
That would make
Any football fan proud.
Another miscarriage.

I love you.
He broke the broom stick
Across her back.
A welt and broken skin.

I love you.
His hands closing
Around her neck,
Tighter and tighter
'Til her vision was reduced
To stars and then blackness.

He loved her
To death.

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Buddah Moskowitz said...

The juxtaposition of I love you and the violence is a perfect way to convey the dysfunctional dynamic of the abusive relationship. Creepy and effective. Well done.

Laurie Kolp said...

Although very disturbing, this reflects an all-too-common truth.