The Ring

I think I bruised my conscience somewhere between the coffee and the slamming of the door. The mottled sky reflects my poor judgment. In my corner of the front porch I wrap my mental knuckles and contemplate going in for another round.

20 responses to “The Ring

  1. Love the last line, superb take!

  2. I adore the boxing metaphor : )

  3. Jennifer G. Knoblock

    I love the layering of the boxing/fighting imagery, from first line to last.

  4. Such vivid and rich imagery. Exceptionally written 🙂

  5. In the middle of a fight, between ‘bells’, how often do we contemplate if we have had ‘enough’ (pain) or will we return for Round 2, lol.

  6. Love the idea of wrapping mental knuckles. Brilliantly done, Christine! 🙂

  7. Love this piece! I like the ambiguity of the title, too. Boxing ring, wedding ring…

  8. I can see your narrator wrapping her knuckles and want to tell her to stop, to let it go. A breather in the middle of a row brilliantly and beautifully depicted.

  9. I like how you used “in my corner” and all the other references. Well done.

  10. I suggest a nice long walk. Even though I would have been through that door for round 2. Anger can make you stupid. good job.

  11. Get right back in there, Rocky! 🙂

  12. Bruising one’s conscience between coffee and slamming the door — fantastic. Love this!

  13. ‘Mental knuckles’ Wow, just wow! Love the dual image of the literal and the figurative!

  14. Succinct. Liking it a lot.

  15. Loved the imagery in the poem…

  16. KymmInBarcelona

    You got muscle as well as eloquence in here, Christine! mental knuckles indeed.

  17. Definitely love your creativity with the prompt!

  18. I absolutely love the description in this piece!

  19. Such a great take on this prompt. So creative ?

  20. House as boxing ring, very creative and scarily true sometimes. I hate those parts of a relationship.

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