Skewed Perception

Dangerous specter
death
riding a deranged dragon
holding its tail
clasped between rotted teeth
stubby cigar
hanging from liver lips
protruding pink tongue
grotesque in appearance.
Spin in circles
screaming
curses to blue skies
railing
injustice found at your feet
dangerous
shotgun in hand
fireworks spew forth.
Judge.
Jury.
Executioner.
Mask
hiding features
impunity
reap rewards
while at ropes end
dangle corpses
twisting slowly
in the wind.
Bloated.
Blackened.
Crows
a murder
squalling into the tempest.
Roaring
wyverns soar
belching streams of fire.
Seated upon the left hand
destruction takes bets.
Seated upon the right hand
malice runs the table.
Amidst all the carnival carnage
the puppet master sits
strings attached to fatted fingers
unaware in his bliss
time is coming
dues will need be paid
a debt uncovered
wrack and ruin
watch basilisk devour
coming back from this…..
a dream sadly lost to the mist.
©June 27/20
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Wings of Wax

****Just a note that this is not how I feel now.****
Scars
intersect bisect
sinews taut
muscles abused
face
ridged
scream of rictus.
Black eyed
bleak
tears
boulders upon cheeks
shoulders slump
fear reigns
shadows creeping
peeking
under the bed
monsters lay not there
but upon the bed.
Never leaving
insinuating
whispering
voice always in the ear
in my mind
dragging me down
dredging up old memories.
Stare at the ceiling
blank
numb
digging fingers into mattress
keep me grounded
keep me sane
for if I let go
higher I shall fly
encumbered no longer
until the sun swallows me whole.
©June 22/20
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