Friday, October 20, 2017

Sharp Enough to Bleed

Eris drips discord
into open throats
until words are
sharp enough to bleed.

A suggestion here, outrage there,
is more than enough to salt an open wound.

When bark turns to bite
she releases howls
to infect accord
with rabid tongues.

A penny for your thoughts
a million for a senator.
Freedom's just another word.

©Susie Clevenger 2015

Eris is the Greek goddess of strife and discord.

Friday 55


  1. You've framed the game completely here, Susie--discord, and especially that which is so obviously on purpose, drives a mean wedge through the heart of sanity and order. I had no idea another planet had been discovered in 2005--both planet and moon(Dysnomia) seem as aptly named as your characetr for these corrosive times.Thanks for educating and entertaining me, Susie, and for a superb 55. May your weekend kick ass as much as physically possible.

  2. That last stanza has punch, kick, bite... I hate what it implies, mostly because it's true *sigh*.

  3. As ever, your closing line is dynamite.

  4. Another word... another word that can't be divided in any other proportions than 1 to 100 for the one percent.

  5. This certainly does aptly describe our world.