Kith and Kin

Lo
Once I was lost
a congregation of one
spent
deliverer of evil
reaver of souls
dancer of the shadows.
As a child
beaten
abused
sold for laughs
sold for drugs
sold to the highest bidder.
Drifting
in
out
life is drudgery
solid grey
no color
waiting for the linchpin.
Tears
blackened bruised
slip from eyes unseeing
nightmares better forgotten
hitch of breath
there are nights I want to die.
He
they
you
came to me
out of the darkness
as I lay bleeding out.
Bound me with mourning cloth
suck solace from my veins
I will become
one with death.
Finally
my kindred found
demons such as myself
smile
smirk
tainted lips
at last I am home.
 
©Oct. 14/19
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Word of the Day Challenge #66-Untitled Poem

Velvet flashes
satin slips
caress over broken skin
softened with lotions
fragranced with sandalwood 
desired by man
owned by one party.
Shadow smiles 
under lit with despair
glide down the stairway
fairy tale goddess
come here.
Innocence
brokered
sold
handed down
one to the next
rage smolders
soldered red
chocked down with bitter bliss.
Hallowed eyes
grim in death
locked on target
slither in.
Come closer
fetid breath
upon bent neck
death’s close kiss
cold tongue run down
wormwood
bite back horrified shrieks.
Lips streaked
blood red
glide upon the floor
hand to hand
zest for life
reanimated
if only for awhile.
©Oct. 7/19
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