Guillotine Raised

I knew
recruited
trained
entire plot planned
rich men
needing to right wrongs
dreadful deeds
shoveled into deep deep hole
history rewritten
to eradicate the fold.
Risen recklessly
seen to be the answer
resurrect a dying party
reassemble
order of aristocracy
head of the snake
cut one down
three more return.
Devil’s in the detail
how much of a fool
how stupid I mean
did they really think I am?
One way in
one way out
death comes to the one who dealt it
stunning blow
like hell I was going to fall
trapped
not me
always another way out.
Evil comes
evil goes
as I sight down
bead drawn
true evil though
will rise again
and again
until aristocrats realize
the plebeian will always win
their time
no more.
©July 30/20
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Ebony Voiced

Grey shadowed fingers
reaching
twisting
plundering
stealing from mind
command of speech
suspend belief
compromised.
Into me 
they do reach.
Tears
unbidden
shuddering shoulders
stay away
creature of the night
become twisted
haunted eyes
seeing
past
present
future
bleak
wraith like
misted move.
Scuttling
head down
eyes gouged
blind
from arrogance
hatred
negligence
black ribbon chains
stealing my sanity.
My heart shrinks
wrapped in on self
no longer light
no longer buoyant
shackled
pain laden
dragged to the bottom of the rock.
I see no rescue
I see no saviour
I see…..
black nothingness
a future
the gods have allowed me to see.
©April 2/20
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