Black Breath

Dimly lit
hidden desires
soaked in whisky dreams.
Ice clicks
chimes
fall against the side of crystal
bells tolling for the pain.
Easy down
burning
right into the gut
warm embrace
head lolling back
never forget…..
this is a way out.
Agonizing remembrances
black out
shrill screams
why will they not get out?
Why do they cling
pierce my skin
roiling over me
making my dirty?
Haunted eyes
hallow inside
tears flow.
No one witnesses.
No one recognizes.
Bottle after bottle
hidden away
thrown away
too many to count..
Seductive beauty
charming mistress
dancing over my tongue.
Closing in.
Tender fingers tangle
turning my memories
my self-loathing
my disgust
into forgotten moments
wished forgotten when I awoke.
Disgusted mutterings
deeply felt hate
self serving cycle
beginning all over again.
©May 25/19

Bastard……

He struts and prances

selling his wares

a snake oil salesman

with charm oozing from his hair.

Warm and pleasant

he will remember your name

your wives names (if you have more than one)

your children’s names (and who they belong to)

and even the family dog’s name.

He will take you for a walk

he will tell you what you need

by the end of the day

you will hand over the deed.

Flabbergasted

I watch him wheel and deal

and wonder how it is

that no one can see

the venomous viper

writhing beneath his skin.

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