Magna Mater

Sweat beads
sliding along beaked nose
stinging
licking lips
tasting salt
no movement
waiting
time is coming
Mad Hatter must be dead.
Corruption leaks
bloated bodies
feeding
bleeding
poisoning
Wonderland is dying
who is going to save…..
Cheshire cat grins
puzzles
drip from purring tongue
answered wrong
become
Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum.
Broken tusk
litter oiled sands
no hatchlings
this way break
mandibles muzzled
parents try to escape
sludge
plastic prison
melting under brutal sun.
Addled Alice
pretending farce
temper hot
lancing boils
she should not…..
Stories told
new bible wrote
children rise
Mother Nature will be your guide.
©July 14/20
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Pained Expression

Startling
glaring
snow diamonds
glitter
under milky moon
air so cold
breath hangs
frozen
crystal for a moment
before fading away.
Standing
watching
shadows creep
wailing winds
skeletal branches reach skyward
mournful melody
wolf’s howl
eerie counterpoint.
Stepping
one foot
other to follow
stray path
forked roads
I go
looking
not for riches
not for love
nor desire
I look for self
one lost
unto childhood
pain
memories
addiction
on goes the wretched list.
I am not proud
part of me though they are.
Today I try to compose
fragmented soul
one whole
girl
woman
Queen
I will become
never again to kneel.
©July 13/20
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