Liquid Rage

Lichen on Red Patina Granite, Hope Slide, Nicolum Valley, Cascade Mountains, British Columbia, Canada
Once she finally saw through
The gaslighting
The manipulations

Once she saw
The abuse
In the abuser

The anger rose
Fire in her veins
Pooled, glowing
As if lava flowed
Like liquid rage
Just below
The surface
Of her flesh

And he would never
Touch her like that

And he would never
Speak to her like that

No one
Ever would

Lichen on Red Patina Granite
Hope Slide
Nicolum Valley
Cascade Mountains
British Columbia, Canada, 2016