Only Human

Fist meets her soul
With earth-shattering force
I’m only human
He whimpers
Knowing how she unravels

A thousand apologies
Splinters on her flesh

She pulls them out
Over time
Leaving scars in their place
She knows she must flee
He’s only human
Like me

So she stays

© Rabia Bashir 2014


4 thoughts on “Only Human”

  1. I really like this, Rabia. You go into first-person in the line “Like me”. . .do you want to stay there for the next line “So I stay?” just a question, not even a suggestion.

    1. Thanks J. In answer to your question, it was intentional; wanted to dip into her then back out again.

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