Friday, June 24, 2011

open wound

he cried 
jackal tears 
then begged 
her forgiveness, 
not knowing 
or caring 
how the gut wrench
opened her heart
to bare all.

she exploded 
in rage 
as the door 

his car became 
small on the 
street's horizon
driving the image 
of their lives 
to earth's 

Poem ©2011 R. Burnett Baker 
Photo taken by R. Baker of glass 
sculpture by designer/studio artist 
Ann Wolff (German, b.1937). 
Berlin, 1999 Antique sheet glass,
enameled; steel frame. 
Displayed at the Corning Museum of 
Glass, Corning, New York. 


  1. whew...viceral...the destruction of a relationship...that is a crazy pic too

  2. it's interesting rick that words, so carefully placed together, so thoughtfully organized, can contain an explosive moment like this. nice writing! steven

  3. Raw write, but I can't stop staring at the image. I'm mesmerized.