A Mirror of Psychopathic Inclinations


touch these walls.
And knives spring free.
It’s a trap.
I’m sure.
I’m the one
who set it.
And yes,
I knew.
would be the first blood spilled.
But what better bait?
Your eyes
have craved
my death.
For years.

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A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She has previously published three collections of poetry: The Difference Between Shadows and Stars, Carrying Yesterday, and Cognitive Distortion.  She has also published her work in national and international literary journals such as Avon Literary Intelligencer, Writer’s Gazette, and The Penwood Review.  Find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000191382454 and https://twitter.com/#!/poetess222