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Perpetual Emotion


Susan Maree Jeavons

Just when the trust 
dust has settled on old injuries
a tempest swells 
threatens her serenity.

Something triggers 
an ancient rage;
a sound, a fragrance, 
words on a page.

Sanity walks
a perilous rope.
Psyche struggles
for strands of hope.

She plots 
her final wretched breath
sweet, merciful death...

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