.imprisoned victim.

The unforgiving victim

is imprisoned awaiting a trial – adjourned indefinitely.


.compass with no needle.

abuse does to its victim,

what a compass with no needle

does to a navigator.


Repulsion In Red

Art work: Kelly Hartland 2009

The man

fearing his own heart

and tormented by the whispers there-in

became belligerent towards himself, then – others.

Eventually, perceiving treason within,

he murdered his own conscience.

~ Kelly Hartland