The Barbed Wire is Wound

The barbed wire is wound
and catches tight
around the torso.

Razor wire loops limbs
and worries the skin
to stillness.

There is a hot wire passed
through the skull
and down the spine
pulled tight and taut
and electrified.

Pain only lives
roasted in the core
of reality.


© M.L.Emmett 13/06/99 Revised 16/02/2016


barbed-wire by Hannah Duncan

© Image Hannah Duncan


1 Comment

Filed under Madness, Mind, Poem, sadness

One response to “The Barbed Wire is Wound

  1. Great description of pain

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