You Are a Fading Bruise Empire by David L O’Nan

You are a fading bruise empire

Fading slowly

You were once a hematoma

Resting in subcutaneous tissue

Skin blinded into disease

love bound by the control.

Words that hurt, that burn the heart like a cattle prod.

She was made to love, and all she gave you were insults, lesions covering the beauty of your mind.

Social hidings, the mysteries of trusting.

You had guilt, shame, ghosts of self

Form like an empire across your starving heart.

One kiss from the sin of black magic

Leads from one control in one hand into the switch of another mastermind.

Casting the rainbow of colours over your lost hope.

You peaked into your reflection

In those waters you were always frightened by.

Instead of seeing the glass floating in dark shadows, leaving the stamp of tension.

You now owned the freedom of bleeding, crying,

the emotions of being human.

Monsters fade back to stems

Oh, to see a fading of corruptive bruises….

Such a beautiful, natural high to breathe the oxygen of your own reborn Empire.

And support is there in the crystals of light

that never blandished to the cult of bruising

Image artist Unknown at this time.

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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