CatastroLies- Aurora Phoenix

violence erupts

encore in gore

in restricted zones

(read: outside the ‘hood)

shocked voices


at the desecration

of their invulnerability

in “safe”


“family” neighborhoods


as if

horrific brutality

bypasses homes

with well-heeled lintels

and attached garages


as if

those who violate

personal sanctity

are never wolves

in pastors’ robes


as if

hordes of children

women (and yes, men)

don’t paint

obsequious complacency

over cuts and bruises


as if

the family is not

unit of maltreatment

grand central

damage station


as if

abject terror

wretched wriggling

into unavailable corners

is a new experience

among scores

in “safe” communities

Aurora Phoenix is a wordsmithing oxymoron. Staid suburbanite cloaks a badass warrior wielding weapon grade phrases. Read more of her confabulations at Insights from “Inside.”

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