Unknown fears strangulate

as he hallucinates

a pair of hands

gripping his neck.


Same artistic fingers

painted red nails

he once loved dearly

it hurt to cut them off.


It was an act of love

not barbarism

How could he overlook

another man’s ring?


(44 words)

Inspiration by dversepoets at

Quadrille #37 Be Not Afraid

Image: etsy.com

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