+ 27.225 MHz 29: To A Former Relative, 2

Your continued silence

spares my family your thoughts' twisted violence;

behind them lurks the swinging fist.

You, too, are an apatheticist.

 

Starward

 

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patriciajj's picture

Passive aggression can be as

Passive aggression can be as brutal as violence. A very familiar slice of reality, and delivered with cutting power and truth. Love how you worded this: "behind them lurks the swinging fist. " 

Starward's picture

Thank you.  The person to

Thank you.  The person to whom I addressed this poem really surprised me.  At the first holiday after their wedding, during a family gathering, he actually and repeatedly kissed my niece's feet after removing her sandals.  I thought, ok, he must be alright, and must really love her.  Wuthin a year, violence followed, and, after two children and a couple of more years,  he not only left her, but rejected his parental rights and does not pay child support.  Wow, was I fooled; me, and everyone in our family.


Starward