Hara-kiri: noose of the lone wolf

there is
a hiss in the artic wind of
black rook caws and
memories that sting like
heated scorpions on my
heavy lids and scraped raw
at two a.m.
shadows shape shift across
my fragile petal clutches
to the stems of expired tulips
and july briar patches
blackberries stained our lips

laughter slithered
like warm caramel
slow as sourwood honey
from our suspended tongue
in those brief summer days
lone wolf
you were beautiful…

sorrow is like a fresh coat
of crippled ribs and sticky tar

that thick white rope in the end
witnessed your desperation
saw your last breath expel
i didn’t feel it….

i was left standing
bereft of my bones
air sucked from my lungs
exhaled to motionless ashes
tasting of bittersweet salt
as you took with you
all the colors
of my rainbow and
pillaged the sun from my sky

that day i never said goodbye

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suicide is not painless to the ones left behind…


  • Paul Rees-Jones
    Paul Rees-Jonesover 4 years ago

    Wow…incredibly powerful.

  • thank you so much Paul xx

    – Christie Moses

  • photosan
    photosanover 4 years ago

    lots of powerful energy behind this baby…very nice !!!!

  • thank you Larry, I appreciate it x

    – Christie Moses

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 4 years ago

    I buried 16 of my vet buddies due to suicide in under 2 years. I understand the grief.

  • Its a painful thing that stays with you always :(
    So sorry you know that feeling.

    – Christie Moses

  • umbra
    umbraover 4 years ago

    poignant reminder for many…..

  • thank you Erich xx

    – Christie Moses

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 4 years ago

    seriously my gypsy woman

    I’m biting my lip……..

    your imagery is utterly haunting

    I have to wow again xoxoxoxo

  • Love you lady. Your support means so much to me xoxo

    – Christie Moses

  • amanda marx
    amanda marxover 4 years ago

    so close to the bone . . . i can feel every word i “never said” . . . thankyou christie xXx

  • thank you so much Amanda x

    – Christie Moses

  • silvercircles
    silvercirclesover 4 years ago

    Powerful, heartfelt, and so true! You describe the crippling grief so well.

  • It is crippling indeed. Thank you hon x

    – Christie Moses

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderover 4 years ago

    Christie, so from the heart and true. Its hard for the ones left behind.

  • thank you Tony. Yes it is…..

    – Christie Moses

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 4 years ago


  • thank you Raymondo xoxo

    – Christie Moses

  • George Coombs
    George Coombsover 4 years ago

    Powerful poetry with emotion I could feel in such a meaningful way – hauntingly sensitive imagery and so very true. It is a uniquely devastating grief that you describe so well

  • thank you so much George x

    – Christie Moses

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