Poem – “An Animal’s Hell” – Romance – 8/11/2020

Bloody offspring

Of mine, on the lakes

Of debris,

Call your nightmare

Your chapter,

Onwards to conclusion.

Let your roar be for the moon’s own tears,

Escaping your dreams, running from fears.

Force sympathy apart,

Wrench the compassion from stones,

For you have licked ivory.

You see the towers,

You see the lighthouse,

You see your guidance

To hurl ships upon the shores,

Brought to doom, brought to darkness.

As you see a mirror,

You see a monster

Dining on something, that dines on you

In the faded limelight.