It Was Time To Phoenix Up

… and that is exactly what she did.
Following the echo of the Sonic BOOM
which had EXPLODED
inside her long un-beating heart.
Rising, with a sizzling and crackling…
like flame eating its hungry way up kindling.
Five years of dormancy
is a prison sentence of the soul…
but, the steel which knits its way
into the very core of your being,
following such a trial… is unbreakable.
With gritted teeth and clenched fists,
she cast off those heavy, dusty old blankets
of Depression and Despair.
Slamming the door upon the unjust past at last…
and stepping forward, back into the present,
she focused upon the future,
and went searching for warmth, comfort and colour.

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since.  His novel ‘Crazy Like Emotion’ published by Close To The Bone Publishing is available to purchase right here Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.