a single word or action can alter,
the face of all that is yours,
all that matters,
in your heart.
An act of betrayal, laid at your feet
the moment when false becomes true,
propelling illusions into reality,
into nightmare schemes.
Nothing matters, numbness passes
anger rages into fires uncontrolled,
sadness begets griefs too many to hold,
scattering the ashes,
like trash blowing in the wind.
© Debby Sorensen Carlson