The Ring

I think I bruised my conscience somewhere between the coffee and the slamming of the door. The mottled sky reflects my poor judgment. In my corner of the front porch I wrap my mental knuckles and contemplate going in for another round.

20 responses to “The Ring

  1. Love the last line, superb take!

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  2. I adore the boxing metaphor : )

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  3. Jennifer G. Knoblock

    I love the layering of the boxing/fighting imagery, from first line to last.

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  4. Such vivid and rich imagery. Exceptionally written 🙂

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  5. In the middle of a fight, between ‘bells’, how often do we contemplate if we have had ‘enough’ (pain) or will we return for Round 2, lol.

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  6. Love the idea of wrapping mental knuckles. Brilliantly done, Christine! 🙂

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  7. Love this piece! I like the ambiguity of the title, too. Boxing ring, wedding ring…

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  8. I can see your narrator wrapping her knuckles and want to tell her to stop, to let it go. A breather in the middle of a row brilliantly and beautifully depicted.

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  9. I like how you used “in my corner” and all the other references. Well done.

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  10. I suggest a nice long walk. Even though I would have been through that door for round 2. Anger can make you stupid. good job.

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  11. Get right back in there, Rocky! 🙂

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  12. Bruising one’s conscience between coffee and slamming the door — fantastic. Love this!

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  13. ‘Mental knuckles’ Wow, just wow! Love the dual image of the literal and the figurative!

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  14. Succinct. Liking it a lot.

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  15. Loved the imagery in the poem…

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  16. KymmInBarcelona

    You got muscle as well as eloquence in here, Christine! mental knuckles indeed.

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  17. Definitely love your creativity with the prompt!

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  18. I absolutely love the description in this piece!

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  19. Such a great take on this prompt. So creative ?

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  20. House as boxing ring, very creative and scarily true sometimes. I hate those parts of a relationship.

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