Shadow of former self

Defensiveness is like a diseased appendage

intercepting the wash of light;

casting distorted shadows

over the present.

~ Kelly Hartland

Imprisoned victim

The unforgiving victim

is imprisoned by legality –

awaiting the trial.

~ Kelly Hartland

En – Closure.

Unforgivingness is a prison –

to which the victim is legally committed

while awaiting a trial –

not of their own.


(C) Kelly Hartland