The Fight

The Fight

A Poem by Meaghan Rhymer


Feverish fingers 

clawing through the layers of skin

like margarine -

Wrestling open all the ligament locks.

My thumbs are skeleton keys

picking rusty cockles

of the pulsing, veiny fist,

rattling in a cage.

A cough sputters somewhere,

choking down bibles.

A panicked sweat - a road map

to your infidelities

as they settle in crows feet.

Talons scratch your pupils,

until the pulp tears away

and tree scars blossom

into thorns. 


Meaghan Rhymer


© 2017 Meaghan Rhymer



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This gave me the chills. So, so visual, I could literally feel the rage and pain contained in your words. It made me feel sad and angry at the same time. Incredible work!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Meaghan Rhymer

2 Months Ago

Thank you tons!
Stunning imagery...you paint a vivid picture of the tortured soul. Really nice work!

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Meaghan Rhymer

10 Months Ago

Thank you so much!
Stop mincing words, dear girl. ;)
Seething stuff, here. Well executed.


Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Subtle as a brick in the face and a stamp on the head. Invective dripping from this one.
Better out than in Meaghan

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, you can feel the anger coming off of this. Spectacular!!! :D

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Meaghan Rhymer

10 Months Ago

Thank you very much!
Vengefully destructive, delicately suffering.

Great Read.

Matthew

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Meaghan Rhymer

10 Months Ago

I am trying to work on depths of emotional representation without being cliche!
Matthew Kult

10 Months Ago

I like my cliches. :) You are unique, fluent, and sprinkle in eccentric sophistication. I think yo.. read more
Meaghan Rhymer

10 Months Ago

I am a perfectionist, I think sometimes I am too focused instead of being in the moment. Thank you f.. read more
Wow, lots of anger within this. As though daydreams were punishment, you deliver pain with a poetic flair. Nicely done Meaghan. :)

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Meaghan Rhymer

10 Months Ago

I try to get the rage out on paper ;)
 Relic

10 Months Ago

You do a good job of it.

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Meaghan Rhymer
Meaghan Rhymer

Manchester, NH



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My name is Meaghan Rhymer and I am a thirty something writer that loves taking everyday life experiences and turning them into sensational stories. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, .. more..

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