tagNon-Erotic PoetryThe Girl I Wasn't

The Girl I Wasn't

byCarnal_Flower©

For Karina Vetrano (Murdered 8/2/16 Queens, NY) & Vanessa Marcotte (Murdered 8/7/16 Princeton, MA)

What was it

That split us in two

On the edge of the blade

I fell on one side,

You on the other

I was there, too

With his hands on my throat, squeezing

My vision darkening

My death the prize in his mouth

Who would ever know, what I saw, what I felt?

No one!

My corpse, in a field,

“Raped and strangled?”

No!

I’m telling you,

It was only a question of a millimeter

A fraction of a fraction of a breath

The vise just missed my windpipe

He blinked, maybe he sneezed, at just the wrong moment,

Enough for me to kick him in the nuts

And run

I survived

A woman, cut in two

The other half of me

Is still in the fields

With you

Report Story

byCarnal_Flower© 2 comments/ 234 views/ 0 favorites

Share the love

Report a Bug

1 Pages:1

Please Rate This Submission:

Please Rate This Submission:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Please wait
Recent
Comments
by Anonymous

If the above comment contains any ads, links, or breaks Literotica rules, please report it.
by Senna Jawa08/13/18

A very difficult theme

This is dramatic and extremely depressing.

If an analysis of the poem is needed then the Poetry Feedback and Discussion forum (at Literotica) may be preferable.

If the above comment contains any ads, links, or breaks Literotica rules, please report it.
by greenmountaineer08/10/18

Very dark but artful and imaginative. A survivor always has something dead inside.

If the above comment contains any ads, links, or breaks Literotica rules, please report it.

Show more comments or
Read All 2 User Comments  or
Click here to leave your own comment on this submission!

Add a
Comment

Post a public comment on this submission (click here to send private anonymous feedback to the author instead).

Post comment as (click to select):

Refresh ImageYou may also listen to a recording of the characters.

Preview comment

Forgot your password?

Please wait

Change picture

Your current user avatar, all sizes:

Default size User Picture  Medium size User Picture  Small size User Picture  Tiny size User Picture

You have a new user avatar waiting for moderation.

Select new user avatar:

   Cancel