Pain is a woman

mean and vile.

A sadistic dominatrix

pummeling my body

until capitulation.


Her clutch is relentless, constricting,

suffocating my will,

surrounding and engulfing

my body, my mind.

Escape is Chimera.


Her leonine anger is fierce

burning bright enough to blind,

bringing tears to my eyes –

obliterating my spirit.

My soul aches.


Tranquility.  The monster sleeps.

Slowly my world returns

creeping quietly into my room

lest it rouse the beast.

Respite is welcomed, embraced.


Escape is Chimera.





Written 7th May 2012

© Pamela Perrault, Cobourg, Ontario.