Bound by surrealist strings.
She is hoisted up fortress walls.
Of a Dali-esque painting
Struggling against restraints.
Both real and imagined.
Twisting and turning.
Cords dig deeper into flesh.
Mounting her over the battlements.
While melting clocks remind her of the passing of time.
About Laurie: The author of the recently released Finding Joy as well as The Pharaoh’s Cry, Portal Shift, Kidnapped Smile, and Dragon Sky of the fantasy series The Artania Chronicles, and Laurie Woodward co-wrote Dean and JoJo: The Dolphin Legacy. Her poetry has been published in multiple journals and anthologies and she was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant, poet, and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes on the Central Coast of California. More about her work can be found at artania.net