chris-r-1110575 Image by Christine Renney

A loosening knot
or the rope that binds
The older and deeper scar
Is livid
Still healing
And on the left a fine line
An almost perfect match
The base of an empty can
Marks the cloth
And it cuts on through
The broken gin bottle’s jaw


6 thoughts on “BINDS

  1. chrisnelson61 December 17, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Quite a stunning imagery here which reminds us that we never really see beneath the surface: the story revealed by the scars is probably not the one that we imagine. Fine writing, Mark and a great complementary image from Chris.

    • markrenney2 December 19, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      Thanks Chris. That’s good to hear. I was a little worried it might be taken too literally.

  2. sanberdooboy December 19, 2016 / 4:05 am

    the last two lines are especially powerful.

    • markrenney2 December 19, 2016 / 2:28 pm

      Thank you.

  3. Tony Single December 19, 2016 / 6:24 am

    In the long pauses between posts, I find myself worrying that you and Chris will no longer be sharing your creativity with us. I can breathe a sigh of relief again! 😛

    • markrenney2 December 19, 2016 / 2:29 pm

      Thank you Tony. That’s a lovely thing to say.

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