but pain is faceless in the stoic.
You built the road she
She will paint her face in rage,
with your infidelity.
you’ve made a grievous error;
for you may not enter temple, yet
refuse to pray at altar.
And she will build new roads to
those where you’re unwelcome
while you ravel,
Kindra M. Austin is a very sweary indie author and editor from mid-Michigan (you can find her books here). She’s also the co-founder of Blank Paper Press, a founding member of Indie Blu(e) Publishing, founder of publishing imprint, One for Sorrow, and a writer/managing editor at Blood into Ink, and Whisper and the Roar. Austin cut her poetry teeth in April, 2016, and joined the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective in 2017. You can find more of her foul mouth at poems and paragraphs.