news flash

is it so easy to

kill, is it as

easy as getting on

a bus, is it as

easy as turning

your back to the

school kids on their

way home

it gets easier once you

carry the knife,

it gets easier once blades

are familiar,

it gets easier once you’ve

seen blood

the first time,

made blood

be seen

the first time,

it gets easier once you’re angry

enough or afraid

enough or alone

enough but

is it so easy,

is it as easy

as that

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4 Responses to news flash

  1. A // W // F says:

    I love your use of line breaks. I’ve never been able to really use them well, and I admire those who do, very much. 🙂

    • anyushka says:

      thank you 🙂 I fiddled around with this one for a while until I felt reasonably happy with it. and that’s all it is really – find the breaks that feel right to you… I went to a writing class earlier this year, and we talked about line breaks and tried to guess them for someone else’s poem, and there really is no rhyme or reason for these choices…

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