I am innocent, yet
you raise your eyebrows
and shake your head
I saw you pull a face
thinking I didn’t notice
It’s what you do
never what I said
I am in the crosshairs
Second time this week
I looked the wrong way
or maybe said something
you didn’t want to hear
You are bad-tempered
and one of us will pay
Always an excuse
to justify your mood
it’s this or it’s that
How convenient! 
What is obvious
as always
it will end in a spat
Innocent but guilty
I never look for a fight
Yet I get to bounce
off your personality
zig zagging like a pinball
until I am dizzy
and then I’m trounced
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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  4 comments for “Crosshairs

  1. Christine Bolton
    May 11, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Thank you Sadje!! 💕🙂

  2. May 11, 2019 at 3:06 am

    This is very powerful poem.

  3. May 10, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    I dont usually comment but right on.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 10, 2019 at 11:41 pm

      Thanks! I’m glad you did 🙂

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