Monday, November 23, 2020

Rena J. Worley


Mark of shame
Brazenly reveals
Your double-cross deceit

Stress marks
Crinkle your eyes
Forehead, mouth
Pressure pushes for
Calm cloaks disquiet
Frets and torments

Marksman holds
Obscure observation
Though camera close
Routine penned
In anticipation
Paints a bull’s-eye
On your back
Your head, your heart

Death marked
Rifle snipe
Rooftop vantage
Red dot laser
Bores your forehead
Ere one silent shot

Marks you down
Onto gravel bitten knees
Face first to nose grave dirt

R.J. reads "Easy Mark":

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R.J. confesses: "Movie scene flashes. A rifle barrel balanced on a parapet. A view through the scoop. To assassinate by definition generally implies killing someone powerful, prominent. My aim to capture what mounting guilt and fear the less eminent must bear awaiting the unseen assassin, cold and disconnected, who methodically hunts to kill."

RENA J. WORLEY is a Word Artist residing in rural Michigan. First published in the Five-Two on May 27, 2019.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Congratulations again! Loved it.