She Wouldn’t Look Away

Photo: CA Hawthorne
Photo: CA Hawthorne
She braced,
eyes wide open,
the offense that was violence
on full display,
she took in senseless actions taking lives,
taking away children
before they'd lived,
taking away the healing
with more violence.

As it should be,
she wouldn't look away,
she wouldn't condone with blindness,
she'd make it impossible to unsee
what no one should see
or suffer,
what out collective will
should've never allowed
in the first place.

©February 2023
Christina Anne Hawthorne

About Christina Anne Hawthorne

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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