Black Widow- Christine Ray


Donned my

badass black dress


Mourning colors

for a softer



I think I used to be

she’s fading away

curves lost to angles

all sharp elbows and knees

Thorns create a protective trellis

around the remaining delicate petals

of my peony heart

Invisible barbed quills sprout

from my death white skin

Keep a healthy distance

lest you prick your finger

on my spine

I will greedily drink

the drops of your oxygen rich blood

from my cupped hands

before you fall


© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved

10 thoughts on “Black Widow- Christine Ray

  1. This is so beautiful and empowering Christine. Loved the lines” curves lost to angles, all sharp elbows and knees”. How abuse in our life makes us more resilient and stronger. More strength to you, girl!!

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