Bandaged Heart

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

In response to Sammi Cox’s
Weekend Writing Prompt #276 –

She never felt a thing
not the first twinge
not the sharp impale
of debilitating pain
That came later

Upon her chest
a tight white bandage
wound tautly to staunch
or assist in her life’s
blood seeping from her

His back to her he walked away
Red splotches forming
upon the stark white cloth
widening with each
of his retreating steps


  1. What a harrowing scene you’ve described. Excellent.

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  2. Bill says:

    A dark one, Gypsie. Well done.

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  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    I like how it was structured. The last stanza really added the punch

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  4. poetisatinta says:

    Very atmospheric piece 🙂

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  5. Sadje says:

    Oh quite a graphic murder

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    1. Quite a graphic interpretation Sadje! 😱

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