Cold Shoulders

My name is Theresa, I love to write and read poetry. My favourite poet is Billy Collins. I am mainly inspired to write by everyday happenings or feelings, and I often write with some humour or sarcasm. My travel experiences have also influenced my writing, some of my favourite places to travel haveā€¦

He turns away from me
his naked back like a fortress
which I dare not enter.

My eyes, my mind, like silent missiles
try to penetrate and crumble
the thick walls of his shoulders.

I close my eyes---I retreat.
There will be no conflict tonight;
no war will be won
great or small.
Similarly, none will be lost.