Monday, October 4, 2010

Echo....


“Dammit Cassie...Dammit Cassie!”
Even now that curse comes back to haunt me
After all the years of peace and freedom
After all the years of welcome silence
Every now and then those words attack me
In the night when I lie sweating
Sleep bereft and body aching
I remember every touching
Every alcoholic breathing
Every drip of foul saliva
I remember each invasion

“Dammit Cassie…Dammit Cassie!”
Did I love you as my father?
Did I love you as my lover?
Did I weep the day you left me?
Left to lie beside my mother?
Did I Hell…you twisted bastard!
You who took away my innocence
You who took away my soul
You who crushed all life within me
Till I died but kept on breathing

“Dammit Cassie…Dammit Cassie!”
There is nothing left but echo…………………

4 comments:

Tami Snow said...

Oh my! What a tragic piece. So far removed from what I am accustomed to reading from you. But still, so very moving, leaving me with a sickened echo...

Joann Buchanan said...

OMG!! I can't believe what I just read. This is so different from what you normally write. I loved it!! It's so dark. Well done on crossing over to the dark side...lol..

Bryce Main said...

Aaaaah.....now how do you know I wasn't there all along..............(dark, sinister laugh )

Jeanne Sampson said...

The dark side of Bryce...

painful, moving.....well done!