Wednesday, 4 August 2010


I am paper thin

the fragile membrane

protecting my wound

a sham

a trick of the eye


a raw spot

a gossamer wing

an eggshell

the truth



facade in place

the parade


This was written at the beginning of the year but has not been posted here before.
I was empathising with a friend who had suffered a loss and within moments an almost forgotton wound opened up before me, fresh and raw. . .

- Susannah Bec 2010


Sherry Blue Sky said...

BEAUTIFUL. "a gossamer wing"..."the fragile membrane"..."the truth disguised"....."the parade continues..." Absolutely wonderful. Interesting how when we begin expressing the wound of another, our layers peel back and we revisit our own. This must be why this poem is so relatable to anyone who has suffered and tried to carry on with a brave face. And who hasnt? Good work.

be not blind said...

"a sham" -Good word.

"facade in place

the parade


The parade, that's a really great description! I love that picture.

Susannah said...

Sherry and be not blind, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, it is much appreciated.

Great to see you both. :-)

Fenny said...

vivid imagery ... very good

Susannah said...

Thanks Fenny. :-)

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