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.

Running Out of Sugar

Lemon Press With Lemons And Juice In Glass

Looms the midday, hot and bleak Infiltrating head and feet. Febrile notions, lying weak Evil potions, bittersweet - Sipping slowly, trusting fate.   Long the night wind, cold and dry. Eyeballs tearing, dull impact. Mouth erupting, silent cry. Oily essence, sharp extract. No more squeezing, empty zest - Slipping slowly, losing faith. Copyright © 2016 ... Read more