by Lakesha Jenkins

Violent tendencies infiltrate our togetherness amidst sexual frustration from passion unspent
Words laced with venom interrupt hurtful silence coupled with zero eye contact
How could the one I most cherish devastate me so completely with such cutting accuracy
Trembling my mind screams 
How dare he!
Anger sears the soft tissues of my brain as the pain flows from the contact
Seething in lurid black pools of humiliation
I search within myself for a calm that can chastise the storm clouds 
building in momentum and intensity
Chaotic…unbridled this warrior woman inside almost freed
Blood red becomes my vision as my heart beat speeds determinedly
Throbbing this head ache; ache so deep my inside s claw at me
I take a walk hoping to delay the inevitable from happening
In my heart I wonder how we’ll recover the substantial, trapped…
So tired of this intrepid arguing

Arguing by Lakesha Jenkins

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