it’s in their dna

he had a scorched-earth policy
where women were concerned
fire-298105_960_720destroy the things
she treasures
but what he never learned
was women are resourceful
it’s in their dna
to make the most
with what is left
to make it through the day
to feed the hungry babies
to shelter and defend
to wait it out with patience
believing it will end
he thought he was invincible
he isn’t any longer
she’s alive, her kids survived,
which one of them was stronger?
© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by loggawiggler, courtesy
created for the Daily prompt – scorched

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