In Effigy

In Effigy

A Poem by Elizabeth

day old fish smells better than the roses you left on my doorstep
and when you shift your weight from one foot to another
I know you are lying

anyway, love

last night I burned rotten fish entrails
in effigy

a fitting tribute, I thought
to your smile

© 2011 Elizabeth

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This is great! I can feel the anger in this piece. Love it!

Posted 2 Years Ago

feel the anger, for some unknown reason made me laugh, no intentions of minimizing the pain or intent

Posted 4 Years Ago

very deep, strong. powerful. I felt anger, hate and a need for revenge. I would never want to do you wrong.

Posted 4 Years Ago

This poem packs a punch. The last two lines are killer. Remind me not to get on your bad side!
Great writing and very compact.

Posted 4 Years Ago

I love this!! so over it is a powerful message!

Posted 5 Years Ago

LOL that is so fitting the cold heart of a woman for a man who is branded a liar.

Posted 7 Years Ago

The smell of your burning fish entrails
makes me feel right at home.
I think that in a very few words you have
ruptured his self esteem, blackened his
soul and his eyes and made his feet sore.
Thank you,
---- John

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nice, the slivers of images, some literal and other metaphors tell such a large story for such few words.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Yes! I love that this read like a (not so flattering) love letter! You bleed your emotions into your work and it makes for some mind blowing writing. I love your writing so much!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on April 12, 2011
Last Updated on April 12, 2011



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