No Mercy

Brian Howley

He tried to destroy her with his words
His sarcasm
His vulgarity
She dodged ducked weaved and ran
For what seemed an eternity but in the end
He caught her and did his best to
Destroy her with his fists

Each punch an explosion of hate

She healed slowly
Plotting her revenge

She took his money first
Then his children
Then with her foot planted on the accelerator of her car
She took his life

With sirens sounding in the distance
She stood over his twisted body
Her smile reflected in the deadness of his eyes.