Voices Whispering

Emerald green
bleeding
oozing beneath shuttered doors
backed into corner
shielding self
screaming
seeing
dragon’s curse
devil’s breath
finger like
picking at psychic boundaries
looking
seeking any entrance
even
as those with white coats
close in.
Locked in a room
padded for safety
hair wrenched free
strewn ’round the room
clothing never on
body
scratched
bleeding
screaming that it has come
buried beneath the skin
ever ready to erupt
if only set free,
to run the streets
rivulets
crimson
rising above the curb line
anger slashed upon the canvas.
The demons
my demons
buried deep
never released
they keep me warm
they keep me alive
these are my demons
come and play
I promise
we will let you leave alive.
©March 3/22
Picture via Pinterest

Imprisoned Assassin

A darkness
an illness
resides
deep inside
(little girl
robbed
innocence
lip curled in disdain)
creeping
peeking
from eyes
vacant 
drugged
fear for self
were I to break free.
Rocking in the corner
tears
shed
false
come a little closer
one more inch.
I shall snap
teeth missing
jump back.
Sly smile
rocks these lips
curtained hair
I am a mystery
I am a delight
I am a little secret
a graven tonic.
(Giggles
piercing 
shrill
crescendo
little girl 
jagged will)
One time 
too many
warned I did
words
fists
screams
heeded not 
knowing better
thought you were bigger
thought you were stronger.
Strength is nothing
brought to knees
feral
blood founts 
bathing me
swirling
watching
life slowly fade.
(little girl
happy at last
justice done
jailed no more
freedom fast)
 
©Sept. 29/20
Picture via Pinterest
 
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