07 April 2011

Don't Weaken, Dig Your Heels In

Day 6, PAD Challenge. Prompt: "Don't (blank), (blank)"

easier than you think, to bite
off the matter with a brittle
smile, regardless of how

she has been assailed, know
that her heels will grind them-
selves into the earth before

she gives way and topples,
crushing you, at the last--
beware, beware, any who

would persecute her children--the
lovely reeds swaying in the wind--may
they be bedevilled by an itch
they cannot scratch
before the maw of the earth opens up
to enclose them

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