Giving Up the Ghost

Deranged, he came
Ethereal in his luminescence
Allegedly touched by Abaddon
Deposed from his seat of power

Staterooms were his back offices
Paranoia tinged with obsession
Influential pillars extorted
Reluctance rewarded with bullets
Ill-fated purge decimated the ruling class
Throne now up for grabs.

Copyright © 2019 by Mitchell Allen

Originally appeared on CreativeCopyChallenge #589.