Love is Jagged Edges, Thorns and Caltrops

Image Doug Ecks, 2020

Love in my experience
is less hearts and flowers
and more jagged edges,
thorns and caltrops
a cutting bloody thing
a trap for the unwary
tripping me up, ripping me open
from bottom to top

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Doug Ecks, Esq is a lawyer and member of NLG-LA. He is also a stand up comic and author. You can support my writing at https://ko-fi.com/dougx

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