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Poem: The Monster

Always throw salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender for luck. And fall in love, whenever you can. - 'Practical Magic'

🍂🦇”When black cats prowl, And pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween.”🍂🦇

The darkness 

covers my body 

like veil.


The monster calls 

my name from the 

riverbend as 

the darkness 

befriends my 

troubled mind


I can feel its claws 

on my very skin,

as I pray to Satan 

to let it be known

my hands are covered 

with sins.


My tongue stitched 

with the very sign 

of the cross 

as Holy water 

burns my lungs


I kiss the monster 

on the lips, 

no longer afraid 

as it stares back 

from a windowless

mirror.


I taste the strawberry 

blood and lick my fingers 

clean.

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