Hope Mills

I love the way it smells here
freshly splintered sawdust
and new tools

I’m debating which tint of blue
will match the trim around
the baby’s room

of course you’re right
its my fault

you’ve broken a door down
in every house
we’ve ever lived in

as if there’s any cage
strong enough to keep
your rage from reaching me

innocence is kicking
as I tuck the receipt
for our latest home improvement project
next to the court order
folded in the corner
of my pocketbook

as if that’s
any kind of protection
from your training

when its unrestrained

©image and words christi moon 2012

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14 Responses to Hope Mills

  1. Luke Prater says:

    Great piece! I’ll give some crit on the Note you tagged me in on FB if you like. It looks v good though

  2. Pat Hatt says:

    Living in constant fear is surely something that weighs heavy and yeah like the piece of paper will do a thing. great verse.

  3. Tino says:

    No one should ever have to experience this. Powerful, emotional with just a glimmer of hope.

  4. A great write Christi–a scary place for anyone to be–

  5. Blue Flute says:

    Terrible situation in life to be in.

  6. kelly says:

    this has great power… and much of that comes from the hope within.

  7. brian miller says:

    dang…hard hitting…no pun intended….crazy life to live in the face of that rage….the blame…and the fear even for your little one in the face of it…

  8. C Rose says:

    heartbreaking telling, how daunting the feigned control of chaos. ~ Rose

  9. ayala says:

    A great piece, Christi.

  10. Kiana says:

    Sadly there are many living with that fear. You captured the unknown, the hiding, well.

  11. Poet Laundry says:

    Whew…one of the best poems I’ve read all day. Poignant piece–well done.

  12. Laurie Kolp says:

    A sad truth for too many… I hope not you.

  13. Louise says:

    Such a powerful & poignant piece…really hit it home with this, great writing!

  14. jackie dick says:

    Sorry for the ugly domestic violence…but find it hopeful that you juxtapose that with rebuilding, decorating, designing…creativity. A powerful piece.

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