Sunday, 31 August 2014

Skin and Bone

I am intrepid and you are
Doomed to watch my lank presence
Slowly fade
I look at you askance
As I dance a treat in rising moonlight
Slowly fade
In your own vision only
As the drugs you've chosen
Take effect
Don't blink too often as the image greys
Don't sigh too loudly as my grin trembles
I am less than righteous and you are bound in
Skin and bone
A prison of your own making
Doomed to watch
My teeth glitter and my eyes lash you
With greater intoxicants
Than all the rest administered
You who were once the master
Are now beneath the measure
Of servitude
And doomed to watch my shift in weight
Through eyes grown heavy
Lank and with sinister zeal
I watch your breath grow calm

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