Justified Reaction – A Poem by Carol J Forrester

He wants to know why
I’m so bothered by such a small
incidental thing.
Doesn’t understand
the ratcheting wind in my nerves
has been so slow,
so steady,
so long in the build up
that any reason is good enough
to make me snap.

15 Comments

  1. The image of the “the ratcheting wind in my nerves,” is so strong, so palpable! Gorgeously rendered 💝

  2. The tension here is so tight and barely restrained, it’s actually frightening. “The ratcheting wind in my nerves” – powerful imagery.

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