authentic expression



There are snow mermaids

among us

idle angels terrified

to plumb

the icy depths

of  murderous woe.


Their eyes thick with wax,

smiles startled artifice,





The night repays their rape

with black seaweed,

the shadow on the lawn.

Neither fathers

nor lovers repair

the distances

they have become

instead, the rooster savages

them along.

“I shall be well again,”

a hollow phrase

repeated in therapy

where they dream

it will ring

blue as sapphire





Today these women

are bleached valleys

swallowing hell,

waste and shame,

a fractured mirror,

aborted star.

8 Responses to “Fractured”

  1. kaycers

    This stirs emotions in me that I don’t quite understand. May I ask what inspired this poem?

    • lorieadair

      Cristina Garcia had this great writing exercise where people read published poems they had selected for whatever reason and brought to our workshop. We were encouraged to write whatever came to mind. For me, certain words or phrases read aloud coelesced and I began organzing and rearranging and then rewriting of course. Beneath the surface of it all was the real experience of going through a school year (as an educator) with two student deaths and then a horrific murder-suicide of a family within a mile radius of my home. I knew the children…and we continue to smile, smile, smile in our frozen suburban world.

      Thank you for the opportunity to share kaycers.

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