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Bruises Fade

Red
Swollen  
The indentation of your hand
across my cheek  
Heat radiating from my face  
Burning †
Stinging sensation  
Bruises fade  
But the wounds linger †

Fear  
Shock  
Tears streaming down my face  
Quick gasps of air  
As the world around me slowly fades  
An evilness staring back at me is all I see  
Bruises fade †
But the wounds linger  

Betrayal †
Devastation †
Heart shattered in a million pieces †
Where once a beloved man had stood  
A pathetic coward took his place  
Bruises fade  
But the wounds linger.
Lazy_Dead
Written by Lazy_Dead (.Julia.)
Published | Edited 31st Jul 2020
Author's Note
It wasnít the first or only time he laid hands on me. But it was the last. All the times before, I protected him, defended him and excused his abuse. But that moment, there was something so insulting...
It wasnít the first or only time he laid hands on me. But it was the last. All the times before, I protected him, defended him and excused his abuse. But that moment, there was something so insulting about being smacked across my face... I still havenít quite found the words to adequately articulate it. I still donít understand it, I had experienced worse abuse than that and been more terrified and horrified. But it was that single moment that I called the cops.
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