Letting Go

leaves (c) in medias res by Melinda Kucsera

Letting Go

Five years ago…

He faced the window, Mount Eredren’s lord,
author of all Sarn’s pain, eyes on distant
sights, his back to the shadowed nook where bored
death waited in a teen hands. The instant
the Lord’s guards left, Sarn crept ‘cross star shined floors,
shadow-silent, knife shaking, poised to pierce
that last barrier. Full-circle once more,
victim becomes the killer; shock pierces
anger, knocks him back a step, makes him think.
Killing the Mount’s Lord won’t unwound his soul,
unbreak his bones, undo abuse. Sarn shrinks,
he’s no killer; he’s an innocent soul.
“Why didn’t you strike me down?” the mount’s lord moaned.
“Because it wouldn’t have undone what was done.”

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Redacted from a flashback sequence in “Trapped.”

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Read more about Sarn in the Curse Breaker Saga. Like vignette-style poems? I’ve got lots on my Tales of Shayari page or my Poetic Fantasy page.

Inspired by Daily Post’s prompt: I Can’t Stay Mad at You

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