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.