thick curdled milk down sodden drains.
The enemy that bleaches bones
while sneaking down the rabbit hole.
in twisted sheets,
rotting fruit is bleeding deep.
Buried shallow in our fables,
warnings staked by Satan’s gables.
Doors slammed shut-
Deny the storm,
while roots seek safety-
soft and warm.
Pain the razor
peels back lies,
but blindness cannot visualize.
Errands done lack weight or value-
fields unplowed lie dry and fallow.
Hate, dishonesty, conceit-
cold eyes reflect a quarried gleam.
raised and salvaged,
raid the fleeing,
Selfish isolation preached
while angels languish
out of reach.
Hypnotized by frenzied speech
that binds your mind,
your hands, your feet.
Vitriol in staggered cadence
a millstone’s vagrant.
Storms that sweep
cracked dusty streets-
and then repeat.
Pogroms promise sweet relief,
And Saints reveal as common thieves.
Wicked tribes of children march,
fierce uniforms, pressed clean and starched.
feeds primal dancers;
and feasting madness.
writhe the floor;
regrets are sin forevermore-
where sisters fight their brothers war,
The casualty of War.
had better keep your distance
once I opened up my eyes
i saw you and lost interest.
left crumbs for me to bite on;
Hungry wolves need more than this
to feed their appetite on.
think money is your prophet;
Au contraire, my silly fool-
it breeds the lying thieves and snakes
You choose to spend your time with.
please stay inside your castle-
trying just to cross your mote
was too much of a hassle.
pull strings like you’re a wizard-
cutting them was easy
once i finally found my scissors.
and churning ashes;
resolute in turns both tragic
Wheels that grind
but lead nowhere-
Navigate your ragged circle,
all alone without a spare.
Clouds clap loud,
but growing weaker;
sleep supine on dusty wings-
moths that rise
while August lingers,
of bitter things,
wasted breath and foolish notions,
but twice betrayed.
Spinning lost in aimless motion
gathered threads soon break and fray-
Weaving on a loom that’s broken,
pauper’s shrouds for empty graves.
All those things you dare not covet-
beg to leave,
forced to remain.
Don’t forget your Mother’s promise:
“You, my love, are in this world-
Do not believe you’re not part of it.”