11 comments on “Despair

  1. WabiSabi says:

    It is so hard to see beyond failures when despair overwhelms. One hopes that she is able to reflect on another solution perhaps with help from someone who cares about her. The razor is so terribly permanent and despair is temporary in spite of how it feels. You have captured this profound sadness in your poem.

  2. Jessica Slavin says:

    Oh, that was a shock. You did capture the moment, and the “tired hotel” somehow should have foreshadowed the razor, but it did not, so it was a shocking last line. Well done.

  3. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Despair indeed!

    A Place to Reflect

  4. tigerbrite says:

    I too was contemplating the tired hotel… then the last line shocked. Graphic.

  5. Marya says:

    Ouch! Wow, this is so painful… Beautifully crafted.

  6. Maggie Grace says:

    That about captures the moment. I always associate “tired” with that thought so my mind went that way too. Hope you aren’t feeling this way.

  7. Maggie Grace says:

    You did a good job of standing in those shoes. It’s an awful place.

  8. Cathy Tenzo says:

    Wow. Very powerful.

  9. Amrit Sinha says:

    Like an action packed scene … this can be so dangerous and frightening.

  10. 4joyjoanne says:

    dark and deep….

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