The Iron Fist

Flash Nonfiction


Today I saw
a terrible strength:
fierce as lightning;
swift as wind;
hard as rock;
cold as ice.

Today I saw
an implacable power
and its ironfisted trap
filled with the bait
of false promises
and well-camouflaged
with reason and logic.

Today I saw
had hit me yesterday.

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© Brigitte Franssen 2008
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