women with knives in their eyes
some are wives
some used to be wives, lovers, ex-lovers,
reasons for wars, deaths of men,
some almost deaths, and some dead
but they are survivors,
the mad ones, the ones too strong
until there's nothing left
then they give a little more.
Thom Young is a writer from Texas. A 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee. His work has been in Poetry Quarterly, 3am magazine, Thieves Jargon, Word Riot, The Legendary, 48th Street Press, The Zombie Logic Review, Commonline Journal, and many other places. Featured poet and critic of social media poetry on PBS Newshour.