Edge


by C.K. Ledford

burnt clichés
fill my mind
like toast-colored deserts
begging for relief

memories haunt
and circle ’round
on stale wind
which knows no boundaries

the edge beckons
feeding numbness
left behind
by your betrayal

yet I resist
and find myself
claiming strength
as tears plummet

for as much as I loved you —
you’re simply not worth it

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Writers Bio

C.K. Ledford lives in Ohio with her husband, three children, five cats and a dog. She is the author of Tears in Bloom, a collection of emotional poetry, and is currently working on several writing projects.


Inspirational ImageUna Vida by Ken Liuby Ken Liu

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