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Sunday, June 22, 2014

In the dancing dark

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In  the dancing dark

In  the dancing dark - 
holding whispered praying
tight as a tarot blessed gun
to seduce the Creature 
the child on carpet creeps
clutching a bright copper penny
to toss into wishing well blood 
pounding against the pulsing plague 
that reaches through the dancing dark
to levitate all that is dreadful, gathered
into a single salivating lascivious kiss - coming fast 


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18 comments:

  1. Well, Pearl, you have really written some vivid imagery here. Your poem leaves me with questions about this child, who somehow seems intrinsically evil. I think I would run the other way from that 'lascivious kiss.'

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  2. Well that is as good as any other remedy available 500+ years ago. Now we think the answers are in dietary supplements. We will never learn will we? The doll didn't seem all that scary to me. Mind you I had a stuffed monkey that had a new face sewn on each year as I wore out the old one so that might explain it.

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  3. Your poem made me think of movies where children are bewitched and perform acts nobody understands.

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  4. geezz...well the first part def had some creep factor to it...i dunno, i am not sure the child is the evil or if they are not the salvation in this...even with that creepy cupee doll up front..ha...was nice to see you today pearl

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  5. Whew! I'm with the Cosmo :-) I don't know what to think other than I'm thinking. That is quite an interesting piece.
    ZQ

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  6. I think the thing she fears is of this world..not another..vivid..heart racing write..i want her to keep holding onto that penny..

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  7. You selected the perfect image…that little doll is scary! You piece was very fun to read.

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  8. This has the eerie feeling of Ira Levin's Rosemary's baby or Omen.. those blue eyes of the doll seem so threatening..

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  9. Yoiks - wishing well blood. This poem worked better at waking me up than a second cup of coffee. And you have no idea how tired I am! hee hee. Good one, Pearl.

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  10. that's a dark serving. have a non scary Sunday

    much love...

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  11. a dark and wicked way of simply describing a child heading your way with a penny in his or her mouth. should I run or surrender to this toddler? love it!

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  12. Oh yes, beware a kiss from a toddler, who know what what the creature was kissing before

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  13. Beautifully described, as always...

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