Tracing the breakdown of relationship, caused by bitterly spoken words.

Ugly bruising on the surface

of the psyche, manifesting

inner bleeding to the soul,

wounded deep by sharply

penetrating diatribe


Verbal onslaught leaving

stunned & incapable of

rational thought, as deep

emotions rise like shock-waves

from the central core of being


Lava-like blazing eyes express a

fire now lighted, and now raging

uncontrollably within – threatening

to destroy forever, at a stroke,

the love which once was shared


Gone all tenderness, goodbye

sweet compassion, as passionate

pursuit of both survival and

revenge consumes, and so all

hope of reconciliation is sadly … lost