Barbed Wire Heart

wrapped tight
in rusty barbed wire,
the caged heart beats
steady and slow
with an out-of-time clock,
tick-tock.

iron thorns stab,
draws tainted blood
that drips black and bold
down moldered ribs
formed of deceit and desire,
plip-plop.

©2019 KT Workman

Comments

6 comments on “Barbed Wire Heart”
  1. jccast says:

    Short, well-metered, and inspires the imagination to create possible storylines to fill in the gaps touched by the emotion. A very good post.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. KT Workman says:

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. 👍❤️🕰💦🥀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. KT Workman says:

      Whew…you said a lot there. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Who really needs words when we have emoticons?

        Liked by 2 people

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