uprooted

uprooted-3
razor thread
wound choke
tight

writhe
and flinch
below the cinch

root infection
– swift extraction

grisly gap
now caves the mouth,

with poison
seeping out.

© Anthony Gorman 2016

image: https://www.walmart.com/ip/All-My-Walls-Uprooted-by-Olivia-O-Keeffe-Painting-Print-Plaque/42134306

4 thoughts on “uprooted

  1. It’s interesting to read someone’s poem in your mind and then hear them read it themselves. The Pharisees that are more emphasized and different voice inflections. I like it

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      • Well, I love your video reads. Interesting sounds too detached. Lol 🙂
        But the interesting part is what I mentioned. And not wanting to interfere with a reader interpretation is something that I think about too when people aks me what a poem means. I always hesitate.

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