Hail The Scarecrow

I choose
to walk
darkened paths
through alleys 
strewn
used needles
broken glass
sad addiction
face of many
ignored by most
eyes blinded
with golden stars
with ease of life
 no notice
of ants beneath your feet
these forgotten souls
lingering upon the edges
the sidelines of society.
Once proud son
pleasing daughter
loving sister
laughing son
forgotten
broken
beneath sordid heel
derision
written now 
on faces of once loved
these souls
forgotten
heeded no more
lost down the rabbit hole.
I see
tears
silent tracks
soiled faces
broken angels
razed 
emotions felt
burning in a world
corruption
blistering 
environment
too much
too hard
too loud…..
I choose
to walk
to talk
to heed
the voices of the silent 
the words of the mute
they see the world
they see our life
in truth
without blinders
without clothing
and they know…..
they know what to fear…..
they know what is to come…..
they know…..
All Hail the Straw man…..
for he comes to take your soul.
 
©October 26/20
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Dead Dame

Tippity tap
scritch
subtle howl in the air
a nibble
a threat
felt
sensed
glance around
over shoulder
on the ground
oh my god
you stupid ass 
run 
run 
run!
Laughter 
glee
horror felt
set aside 
movie’s done
reality returns
shrug on jackets
October’s frost
lays on the ground.
Crackle snap 
tongues of cold
nipping at nose
blow upon numbness.
Creep slowly
raise self up
peer in window
fingers burned to sill
nothing to see
black all around
hair raised
on back of neck
did you hear that sound?
Graveyard creeps
mist
spooling low to ground
leaves
crisp
tainted smell
fear rises
suddenly
bad idea it seems
though felt 
bonded through time
now was not the time to greet.
Turn to run.
Turn to flee.
Holy shit
um
howdy?
Glowing in darkness
lips
black with blood 
eyes ablaze
lust 
uncontrolled 
body 
willed forward
fear rises
until
nothing
your mind
an empty horror
turned
mush
now you have become
turned
her obedient familiar.
Drool
senseless
time lost
no longer able to laugh
no longer able to cry
no longer able to run
like you yelled at that dumb dumb
(in the movie
now you are one)
 
 
©October 25/20
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