what is this cruel affair that woman
must bear the brunt of a man's despair?
when his anger grows in her belly
and his bruises bloom on her cheeks
what is this cruel affair?
when she tastes the metallic of her own blood
on her tongue does the meek receive her savior's wafer?
where is her salvation?
*No prompt. Just trying to crank them out for the challenge. Can't tell you where this came from. Don't feel awkward if you think it's a brain fart. I'm a big girl. I can take it. There is something here.