This weekend’s Trifextra Challenge was to write a poem in 33 words, 3 lines or 3 stanzas. It is community judged, so if you like it, please consider visiting the site by clicking on the above link or button and voting for it! Judging closes 12 hours after the submissions close, which is 7:00PM tomorrow (CST). Thanks in advance!
I was too nice.
Searing unkindnesses never fired from my mouth
blistering the skin around hearts
as easily as they did from yours
in moments upon days
I was too honest.
Oily untruths never slipped from my tongue
broken mirrors pointed every way but inward
the way they did from yours,
smooth and without pause.
I was too tired.
You’d slowly sapped my secret self
Relentlessly ravaged my reserves
Until I was unable to fight.
I turned. Bit. paid the price.