Now with extra sauce!
Love how clean and crisp your language is in this. Just like the cut at the beginning. Nicely done!
Brilliant. People think words don't hurt but they can cut just as deep as a kitchen knife.
You cringe before the pain or the blood. This is so true when cut with a sharp blade or with sharp words. Well done.
Sharp words hurt deeper and are slower, harder to heal than the obvious slash of a knife.
Love your description here.
I love this "biology" imagery and the how the rhythm reflects the sense of the poem.
"Surges, rushing from cell to cell"--I love this line because it describes not only the speed with which words can hurt us but also the sometimes all-encompassing enormity of the hurt.
I love the way this spread, and all that pain from an unintended comment too. Wonderfully portrayed.
Good one! I love your writing.
Nice imagery. I saw the cut, and I felt the pain.
Wow, this is beautiful, crisp and heartbreaking, all at once.
Succint and painful
Sad and yet, so beautiful. Words can cause a lot of pain...
Love how you make it all about the cut, but how the hurt comes straight from the heart. < 3
I like the way you've ordered things here: the cut, the cringe, then the pain, and finally the blood. It's a perfect metaphor for what words do to us. Great job! Thanks for gargleblasting with us again this week!
So very true. Good writing.
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