You forget I am a writer,
a decipherer of words —
word, and their intentions.
Sarcasm, for example,
finds its roots in Greek.
Sarkasmos: to tear flesh, bite the lip in rage.
And rage has its roots in fear.
Is fear what makes a bully
hide behind keystrokes and keywords?
©2015, Jen Payne, #18 National Poetry Month
Image: The Seven Deadly Sins, Anger, Erte