Saga of Madness

Acid dipped
colors drip
swirling
combing
unfortunate hues
nauseating
to glance upon
despite the crown’s insistence
that all must bow
dip to curtsey
before the play begins.
Gold
bedecks the statue
balanced upon one leg
forever cast in silver
filigree
rose spider web
blooming out
delicate intricacies
shadow licked
even as
tear drops trail
plink
plink.
Gentle patter of rain
upon dusted floor
while the Mad Queen baths
in moon light’s blood
cackling;
bitter crone.
Back away
slithering with secrets
tip toe down the stairs
spiraling
spiraling
spiraling
ever further into the earth.
©Oct. 11/21
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60 Seconds of Madness

Stoned
stood in the bathtub
head back
shower pulsing
rain drops glide over skin.
Eyes closed
counting to 60
for that deep clean.
Scenes before
dance in my mind
clocks
flying through the air
hands slowly
tick tock
tick tock
while above
the Mad Hatter stands
pouring rum
spitting over the rim
flooding the saucer
rum fountain
chortling
the man with the fat face
he gambles
while head back
darkened stain
slides across across the shadows
a taint unseen.
Time up
head under water
60 second done
what magic
what fun.
©Oct. 9/21
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