Good Day

by silvershoes   Feb 26, 2019

The smell of pancakes in the morning
Humming in the kitchen
Today's going to be a good day

I cherish these gentle mornings
Between bruises and bloody lips


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  • 1 year ago

    by nourayasmine

    Heart-wrenching. I imagined a woman waking up to see her partner making breakfast for her and showering her with love and affection, but she knows he'll turn the tiniest misunderstanding into an angry, abusive argument. But knowing you well enough I think my interpretation is totally wrong. Loved this.

  • 1 year ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Woah. I can't believe I missed this piece, and to read that it was inspired by a client reminds us that this is reality for this person. As others have said, a whirlwind of emotions is accurate. You've packed so much in a few lines that my heart aches because I, on some level, have known this fear. My heart used to race, looking for those signs that it would be at least an "okay" day, that nothing would trigger his anger.

    Powerful and something that sticks with the reader.

  • 1 year ago

    by Daniel

    The last two lines are a hefty punch after the sweetness of the first stanza. Powerful and haunting in so few words...really well done.

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Powerful work, Jane. I suppose when people suffer such dreadful abuse, they cling to the small pleasures in an otherwise awful existence.

    All the best as ever,

  • 1 year ago

    by Michael


    such a sad piece, when all starts on such a lovely note. Why are humans so cruel to one another? :( but we push through the best we can
    M :)x

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