All Things Ossify

a cauldron of anger bubbles inside
day after day, she swallows it down
in the wreckage of her heart, all things ossify

she is more than just dissatisfied
it shows in her bitter, black frown
a cauldron of anger bubbles inside

once upon a time, she was a happy bride
now, there’s no love nor respect to be found
in the wreckage of her heart, all things ossify

gentle emotions wash out with the tide
on foamy waves of dirty, blighted brown
a cauldron of anger bubbles inside

she has nothing left save for stubborn pride
life has been such a colossal letdown
in the wreckage of her heart, all things ossify

‘tween what is and what should be lies a great divide
so what the hell, let’s send in the clowns—
a cauldron of anger bubbles inside
in the wreckage of her heart, all things ossify

©2022 July Day

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Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay

(Family issues will be an ongoing thing–for how long, I don’t know–so my posting and reading blogs here on WordPress will be sporadic. I hope for better times ahead.)

Author: Julydase

Writer, artist, newbie Tarot reader, thinker.

8 thoughts on “All Things Ossify”

  1. I believe I know a few folks who have encountered the misery your verse describes.
    We can choose to pull up and out of such deliemas, but that is work that only the individual can do. And sometimes it is easier not to work in the light, when darkness has created its own warmth.

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      1. Some may believe that. But others maintain there is always a flicker of light that can grow…
        I agree that light an be hard to see when the darkness is overwhelming.

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