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You Are Forgiven, WR122 EssayIt can be difficult to forgive.
"No!" I scream; my tiny fists are clenched. My little body trembles with rage. "Stop!" Tears run down my cheeks, my nose, dribbling on the floor. I think I screamed when he cocked his arm back. The kitten squirmed under his grip. I remember my voice cracked when I yelled, watching the second kitten this evening ricochet off the sliding glass door. An audible crack. I broke down in sobs. My memory of events ends here, replaced with abstract feelings of hate and helplessness.
I knew those cats must have died. For many years I blamed myself. In my heart I know if I stepped in a five year old girl would've been hurled into the glass instead of a couple newborn cats. Oh, this hateful man, with his glares and taunts. He was only angry, all the time. All these men were.
But forgiveness can be rewarding.
I can't figure out why the cabinet won't close all the way. I hug my legs closer. I know I fit. A sliver of light cuts across the darkness. A bot
on old sanzu - absolutely true fictionlast fall i stole my friend down by the tama river. we sang. we danced. we skipped dead fish like rocks and watched them get swallowed by the undertow. we got sick off of bad chinese food and went skinny-dipping and then a week later she drowned herself.
her uncle was a yakuza, i think, but he really just wanted to be al pacino or something. anyway, she loved him a lot. maybe that’s why she went down the way she went down; cement shoes. not real cement, but it was the same idea. she had two cloth bags with yellow-painted cinderblocks inside, and they were tied to her ankles like the prisoners’ chains from o brother where art thou.
in my mind’s eye i can see her, limping dreadfully close to the edge of the current, her left hand gripping at her breasts through a loose t-shirt. kneeling by the wastelands, elbows in the gravel, crawling forward out into the water. angry like a dermis under wool, all teeth and salt and sand. sleepy, submissive, sublimated.
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