Cross posted from The 10,000 Things


She stumbles down the stairs,
Lip bleeding, left eye swelling-
A not uncommon situation,
But she knows in her heart
This time it’s different-
If he catches her, he’ll kill her.
As he reaches the stairs
She reaches the door
And vanishes into the darkness.

-A poem by Jane A. White,
reprinted by permission of the author

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