Running Scared

Mature, yet still a fawn
tripping over my own feet
searching for level ground.
Scuffmarks tell my story,
outline my falls,
dead ends
with men,
as Grandfather still whispers
from six feet under,
'stupid little whore'.

Art: Center Figure in Trio by William Whitaker
Music: Sonatine, Opus 71, by Giuliano

William Whitaker is an accomplished artist and teacher. Visit his website to view more of his artwork.

Published in Wordspace, May 2002

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