Deadly Beauty

Wild eyed
fanged teeth glisten
saliva slicked lips
pulled back in a grimace
sucking
putrid black
evil from your soul.
No redemption from me.
Coppered curls
move in the dark
sibilant whisper
turn your head
this way
that way
you will not find
you will not see
the company we keep
until it is too late.
No pity from me.
Baby
how long?
How long did you think
before someone
somewhere caught on
forcing you out of here?
Did you think that it was going to be me?
Saw me watching
smiled at you
hooded eyes
lusty with desire.
Come big boy let’s play.
No mercy from me.
Cloaked shadows
scorn upon my lips
words rip
shred
did you expect me to cheer?
Hip Hip Hurray.
Ease into the corner
life gone
malignancy abated
babes resettle to curls
fangs sheathed
delicate lick of the fingers
such a delicious treat…..
Who said all gorgons are evil?
©Jan. 17/20
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****8 Days****

I see you there.
Peeking around the corner
whimpering when I catch sight
wanting to disappear
wanting to hide
but I know you are there
come into the light.
Lank hair
desperate eyes
pallid pallor
tears seep
curled inward
blackness coiling around
tethering you….
to anger
to pain
to horror
blinding you
unwilling you were to see.
No one wants that nightmare.
No one wants to live in the dark.
Take my hand
feel my embrace
I am so sorry I left you for so long.
You must have been scared
not understanding
kept
like a dirty secret
of which no one talks.
Come stand with me
meld with me
for you are I
I am you.
Without you
without your pain…..
my pain
my addiction
my rage…..
Beautiful woman
come into the light
let go
raise our eyes to sunlit skies
for we are one.
I had to leave you alone
it took me awhile to return
yet here I am
here you are
baby we will succeed!
©Dec. 15/19
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Stars flash across the sky
inky black
pray for a wish
upon dead light
that your secret will remain
nasty scar upon the soul
belladonna in your veins.
Steady
count each step
each breath
pausing at the crack of…..
nothing
continue forward
heart racing
pounding
are you going to death?
Close
trees gather inward
were they like this back then?
Another sound
growl
swivel around
and around.
Murk
ebony so dark
you cannot see your hand
you cannot see me behind you
following
intent
the answer is near.
Wind rocks graceless branches
crackles
cackles
you fall into the glade
glad for the moonlight.
I glide out behind you
wraith silent
waiting for you to begin
to bring to sight
my sister’s lifeless body
then the prediction I made
the day she disappeared
that you would pay
is about to come true.

©Nov. 16/19
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Hunger Abated

Time
history glutted on myths
on tales told true
forgetting though
those tales of old
about monsters and what’s due.
Close the shutters.
Lock
bar them tight
ignore that tapping you hear
for should you open the door
no one be found
for no one is there.
Yet once the door is closed
a chill descends
mystery odor
cabbage mixed with sewer
mixed with blood?
Prowl the house
check under the bed
closets are sealed tight
sashes locked
low mocking laughter
are you just being paranoid?
Family manor
derelict
run down
ashes to ashes
dust to dust
burning it down
would bring relief.
Candle light flickers
cool breeze
licks your ears
sudden screech
piercing to the inner core.
Drop the candle
run run run
my sweet little one…..
as always
I shall dawdle
letting you get a head start
before I swoop in.

©Oct. 30/19
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Tortured Innocence (Or so they thought)

I made a deal with the devil
giving him my soul
solely for a chance at retribution.
He gave it to me so willingly
promising he would see me when I arrived home.
I haunt desolate moors
busy side streets
rooms dusty with misuse
those burnished bright beneath a layer of wax
awaiting the dance to begin.
I am the hidden desire
bleak truth that you harbor
nightmares I bring
to make you shudder
to make you fear
to make you look over your shoulder
wondering
if I am near.
Croon softly in your ear
melody of death
played when you carved your initials
into my flesh.
I ran away in my head
away from the pain
the tears
the fears roiling within.
Your mutilated love
which you professed it to be
made me into this succubus
that you do so see.
You and the Devil
naive you thought I be
only to discover
I am far worse than both of you
together
two to my one.

©Oct. 29/19
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Wraith’s Reprisal

A game
for rich men
procured at nary a cost
for who cares about the runaways
about the losers
about the forgotten
absolutely no one.
Haven sent
not heaven
a safe place
not without sin
a price will be paid
only
not the way they promised
such an ugly way to die.
Forced through a maze
dwindled down
from thirty
to twenty
to ten
to…..
hunted
taken down
human deer
sickening is it not
yet they are here still.
Through darkness
stalk the stalker
close enough
chilly breath
flinch they will.
Reach out
skeletal fingers
dipped in poison
gouging eyes out
dropping unfeasted
too much evil in this one.
Iced grimace
cobalt blue lips
vengence
mine to wrought
for all they did.
Each one
save for him
are dead
or almost there.
Gliding slowly over grass
I raise my head
eyes alit
so he can see
so he can remember
before I…..
jagged tear
fount of blood
bathe in holy spirit.
I did not beg for release
but he did
I have learned
how to twist the pain
make it burn
for all of eternity.

©Oct. 28/19
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Sweet Song of Eternal Slumber

Hauntingly lyrical
mournful hum
wending its way through nights
calling forth
sins of the past
tears of the present
fears of the future
all rolled into one.
Plink of untuned keys
shrill
shattering peaceful dusk
grating noise
nails upon the chalk
skitter up the spine
cockroach crawl
forever more feeling its legs.
Home upon the hill
derelict
wind rushes through broken windows
pulled apart boards
creaks upon the floor
rusted red
paint
coats the floor
where all dread to tread.
Specter in the window
barely glanced
sways to music only heard by one
a rhapsody of death
played on forever more.
 
©Oct. 27/19
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