Halloween Poem: The Forgotten Promise

This Halloween I am the bearerOf a tiny tale of terrorCloaked in gloom, I am the wearerGallows grin and red-eyed starerBuilding screams in throats, I’m snarerTime to leave – or stay in error!   In her ear a planted borerGrinding jaws, consuming horrorLaying claim, brain’s apple-corerMerciless, doom comes for herUnless a cure can restore her…

dVerse — OLN — Best Turkey of the Bunch

Dead, unfallen leaves shine brighterThan the weak beam of our faded star.As we walk with hope to cast our voteFor the best turkeys in the running,The whole world is watching. Bjorn is today’s host of dVerse’ Open Link Night, which was also a live event.

#FF — Chosen by a Goddess

photo (c) J Hardy WARNING: Disturbing content Chosen by a Goddess For years I watched them. My faded blue uniform, dingy yellow pail on wheels with filthy water, and heavy mop gave me a front-row ticket to the show. Every morning and afternoon, they knelt before me, a chorus of chattering goddesses, their firm young…

dVerse — Poetics 427 — Shine Folly Moon

Shine Folly Moon Chocolate blue, shine folly moonPant less after beauty that waxesand wanes with every blink.Spring shoots overhead asImpulsive sea water risesWe must fade away with dayBy bare back black ship rumAll crushed shadowy drunkTongues swim gorgeous lipsSmooth hips when sad canNot see some use let meBe but raw breasts and lustWax purple symphonyOn…