My Way

I have become lost
wandering a plane of existence
I have never been before.
This raw landscape
unfiltered
unrefined
unknown
spools before me
pathways never taken.
Shadowy beings
lurk in the corners
shifting
plying
playing
with my emotions
with my thoughts
desires
dreams
fears.
Silver clouds
rain upon my head
merging with tears
rolling
seeping
free falling
over my cheeks.
I continue forward.
Skeletal tree
black arms beckoning
raised against the sky.
My destination.
My way out.
My way to……
November 30/18
Photo is one that I took Spring of 2018

Cleanse

Vile
blackened heart
blackened soul
teeth digging in
rending dreams
no child should have to run from.
Disguised
cloaked decent
only the tiny eyes
lips trembling with fear
for deep inside
they know
it will be their fault
never yours
see the monster beneath.
Dancing through the shadows
I stalk
desiring to rid myself
this world
those poor imps
from your tainted touch.
Death escapes
last breath
trials of blood
at my feet.
Eyes fading
glow extinguished
now
I can wash this sin away.
November 29/18