Liminal Fear States (Haiku)

Afraid to leave and
afraid to stay, liminal
fear states, the only

way out is through. Shake
the dust from your feet when you
walk by. Faith. Hope. Love.

Rage is the new faith.
Hiding behind the cross; he
is protected by

power. This body
built by shame. Layers of shame.
You told us if we

were good girls you would
protect us. You lied. I was
once erased; I will

no more be silent.
She waited until it was
safe; courageous voice.

© Christine Salkin Davis, 2018


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