Reunion

Mega ordinary,

Lord of the cabbages,

Nodding, mumbling,

Maybe dribbling a little.

Deafening thunderclap,

Birds take flight,

Angry lightning bolt,

Fizzing and whizzing,

Targeting a vulture,

Surprised squawk,

It flaps aflame,

Dying with a deflated sigh.

Clouds unleash rain,

The cabbages stir,

Their faces open up,

Violent hungry mouths,

I run for shelter,

For sanctuary,

For my life.

A singed feather drifts,

Rapacious snatch,

I enter the glass house,

Hot humid breaths,

The plants are sweating,

Glittering condensation

Washes blood from windows;

A monster lives here,

I can hear it,

Weighty foot

Dragging

Reluctant soil,

Slow deliberate killer,

So sure in its lair,

Dog-headed man,

Crooked crescent smile,

Drooling oily bile.

Fear molests me,

I could run…

A throaty growl,

He has found me,

Does he remember

Who he used to be?

I swallow a seed whole,

No going back now,

I am the offering,

He is too strong,

I am pinned down,

His darkness swathes,

Gnarled hands choke,

I am going to die,

Another forgotten victim.

Not long left,

Pain is a bruising echo

Why did I come here?

I stab the creature,

The feather drinks his souls,

And feeds mine,

Making me him.

I can feel the seed

Growing inside me,

Soon

I will be the monster,

Will I remember?

Maybe memory is a curse,

Before I forget,

Happy Birthday, father.

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Hidden

Stoic house,

Obdurate,

Arcane,

Standing silently,

Shadowy rooms,

Dark cellar,

Dusty attic,

The well is swell,

A tunnel to the past,

Slimy descent,

Lugubrious water,

Viscous,

Suffocating,

Keep going!

Peel back your sin

And breathe again,

Glowing bones

Heaped.

Prophet

Your face lousy with lies,

The twinkling of your eyes,

The rustling of your thighs,

Mouth curved cruelly,

Lurid lips leer,

Red raw sensuous,

Tongue song,

Heretical hymns,

A skewered dove,

Blood feathers;

Cattle cower,

Pulpit of the hour,

Unwrapping your deceit:

Give me your money!

Give me your flesh!

Give me your souls!

Vigil

Static

Stasis

Human slug

Slimy grimy

Granite brain

Chipped and flinted

Whipped and minted

I hear sounds…

From their world…

Distant…

Discordant…

Disappearing…

My body is a headstone,

My bed the tomb,

A linen womb,

No rebirth,

No applause,

No sloe gin,

No slow win,

Slow breath,

Slow death.

Centrifugal roller coaster,

Squeezing out my thoughts,

Memories splatter into walls,

Volcanic rainbows erupting,

Invading, raiding, fading.

Ritual cleansing,

I will be a clean corpse,

Their ratchet smiles,

Their gritted furrows,

Their contrived compassion,

I can hear the unspoken words

Echoing in their minds…

Hurry up and die!

Judgement Day II

A maelstrom of chains,

Rattling, diving, flying,

They all have questions,

Flailing and failing.

Ships are torn apart,

Cities are crushed,

People are smashed,

Scarlet smudges,

Witness the deity.

Do you remember?

Dusky dead sun

Breathless sails

Hacked totems

Eating their tulip hearts

Do you remember?

Maudlin Messiah

Flimsy carcass

Counted out

Rotting in a puddle

Nibbled on by fish

Do you remember?

No.

I choose to forget.