This poem is spillover from the November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from siliconshaman
. It also fills the "WILD CARD: trust" square in my 11-5-18 card
for the Family Ties Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by a pool run by ng_moonmoth
. It belongs to the Iron Horses thread of the Polychrome Heroics
series. It directly follows "Whatever You Do to the Animals
," so read that first or this won't make much sense.Warning:
This poem contains some touchy topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes the aftermath of sex slavery, a mostly nude girl, difficulty speaking, messy medical details, fear of health care, violent urges toward a defeated enemy, choice paralysis, references to prostitution and human trafficking, abusive boarding schools, past mad science torture, and other challenges.
If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward. ( Collapse )