No longer vulnerable to human emotions
|No tears will fall
and leave trails of rust to
disturb a carefully constructed calm.
Their pretty painted smiles
and their wide, pleading eyes
are met with ruthless indifference.
to a heart that is more cogs
and gears than vulnerable flesh.
Time and torture
have transformed me.
from the woman they knew.
I will not flinch as
they too discover the flaws
of human susceptibility and emotion.
15 lines. Written for the "Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest" .