CRASH

 

Did you wipe your feet
upon my head
before you walked
over me?

Allow me to bend first, at least.

Was I so accustomed
to your disregard
that I could not
feel you

tearing through me,
leaning on me,
raiding me,
raping me?

Did you wipe your sweat
across my brow
to save yourself
time?

Let me fetch you a towel first, my lord.

Was I so unaware
of your self serving scent
that I put myself
forward

in offering,
in sacrifice,
to serve and satisfy?

Was I the fool
you perceived me to be
while you pillaged me
of dignity?

I saw a light
in the beginning
in the distance
and again
at the end

I thought it
to be salvation
but it turned out
to be your reflection
in the mirror

I was standing
behind you
but, as always,
you didn’t see me

you couldn’t see
beyond yourself
and that self-centredness
that took us over

like the sharp glare
from the car light
when it’s too late

and Crash…

All Words and Photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

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5 thoughts on “CRASH

  1. TheLatestBatch

    Is this a new crash or an old one that is still festering, I wonder…either way, the story is perfectly captured from start to finish.

    Thanks for the follow. Took a summer hiatus, but I suspect that will change within the next few weeks as work restarts and an anniversary arrives…

    XX

    1. deuxiemepeau

      New or old, they all linger in lines sunken beneath the tissue I guess.
      Good luck going back to work and an early happy anniversary!! Wedding anniversary?

      1. TheLatestBatch

        I guess that is true, and they come to the surface at will–their will, never mine..
        Unfortunately, it is soon the 1st year anniversary of the loss of my mother. I miss her dearly.

      2. deuxiemepeau

        Oh no. I’m so sorry. Please excuse my last comment. Take care of yourself and hold your precious memories of her close to you xx

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