Two very solid comparisons here really bring out the theme of your poem. The picture which accompanies the piece is brilliantly well-suited.
Thanks Kerry, I typically write a piece and then try to crate an image that works with it.
Wow....a stunning metaphoric write.
Thanks Mary :0)
so you have worked in the corporate world as well...haor a relationship...or...ha....love the dangling from an arbitrary line....
The action and reaction to barbed words really speaks to me. Wonderful poem!
Wow! Sometimes I feel tangled in such strings
I like the staccato rhythm of the verses which enhance the "barbed" nature of the metaphors. Brilliant!
Thanks Brenda, love how you picked up on that.
oh my...that is extremely painful...and think each of us has felt a bit like that at one or the other time in our lives... ouch..
Swim, little fishy. Swim to friendlier waters!PS--I was delighted to find your friend request in my mailbox at Goodreads!
Very good depiction in words and paint of what it must feel like to be at the other end of the famous 'tight line'.
wow, articulated like surgery!
It is pretty much slicing through the person without mercy. There are some hard hearted beings who can do it. Great observation Kathryn!Hank
You always get them. :0)
Oh, my goodness. This is so real to me. Well done!And I have been there.
Human interaction is not always good...you don't get this with pets geraniums or sprinklers.Liked this poem.
I like the way your mind works . . . so true.
Just a wonderful write--someone else used the word staccato above--the words do feel very percusive here--
awesome pairing this poem with this image.
The title says it all--made me think of life in America--as we dangle from the corporate strings.