The thrust of the knife
cutting the strand
beads of her life
held by his hand...

Her life in his hand

All nerves tensing
subconscious thoughts
danger sensing
escape sought
wrong decision made
he anticipated
thrusting the blade
cutting through skin
into body and soul
wounds deep within
fear takes control
surfacing instincts
the will to survive
values extinct
to stay alive
promises spoken
in fear of demise
bound to be broken
a lie to subside...

Clautje West 2001