This. Is Destruction

Aftermath. Photo by John E. Fenwick

This is despair.
Laid bare and broken.
Pain so tangible
it shatters and destroys.
This is defeat.
A complete surrendering
to forces too powerful
to withstand.
This is life.
Stripped to the bone.
Wound gaping and raw.
This is weeping.
In body shaking, wracking sobs
that hollow and numb.
This is real. 
So painfully, achingly real.
This. Is destruction.

© 2018 Jennifer N. Fenwick

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