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she likes to feed me the gospel.

You might ask yourself as you laze inside the circle of candles on the chalk outline of a five pointed star tasting salt - Why did he summon me here?

You shouldn't worry so much about why.

                                             Think better upon the what happens now.

Obsession is a cruel Mistress, Angelene..

Angie...

..Yes?

................................

...No...

More...

Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet
Cut myself on angel hair and baby's breath
Broken hymen of your Highness, I'm left back
Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back.

I remember the Moon, well placed inside the frame of glass panes peering at me; mocking me around an pithy brick building across the way.

The attic stairs always creaked on purpose, even under the scant pressure of slender feet creeping up them. They always set the alarms in my body to yellow alert. Heightened awareness and hyper acuity.

No one will know....

                                       I will.

No one will care.

                                       I do.

Yes.

                                       Nnn... yes...

And so I shared every detail with my simulacrum. He became the keeper of all of the darkest treasures. He tasted the blood on your thighs. He carries the black out ink-marker.

I went on about things as usual. Only now when the rivers torrent is painfully quiet, I can hear the trickle of your laughter in the currents.

Salt, stakes, and symbols closed off your jetty.

The door opens quietly, blowing the cold night inside an inch at a time. He likes ​watching her from this vantage; all legs and lopsided socks and taboo​ - making all of that ​wrong​ feel way more right. In the dark she could be someone else's daughter.. Someone else's ​ghost...  The shadowy lines of her formlessness making his intrusions much more anonymous.

Drunk.

The kind of drunk that makes you do stupid things ( like this ) and regret them in the morning.

On the spring air there is a faint hint of his misgivings and the left over taint from the bottom of a bottle of dark rum.  It's a spiritual spirit, one that calls forth the minions of the underworld and sings praises to their leaders.

Eddie just likes the taste. She just likes to feed him the gospel.

It goes down real easy with blood,

                                               and sex,

                                                         and magic.


He's hiding behind the island countertop where the stools sit, stewing in a blend of self-loathing and intense desire.  She's frying bacon, the whip of wind from the open door blows her hair around her bent face when he realizes the ruse is up. That or she's having one of her spells. He pulls the wide hood halfway off of his head and walks up behind her putting one hand in the 4 that her arm makes out of her hip, the other works around front to squeeze her neck. His breath is potent when he speaks.

"Are you hungry, baby?"

On the subject of expectations:

I can sit up here in the confines of my mind and have secrets about you and me. We can liken me to a force of nature, one that has sharp cracks of lightening and rolling hands of thunder. But, I will never be that beautiful natural disaster; because I am the rain that ruins your gardens. I dig and claw at your petals leaving you shredded.

I can't be a starry night with billions of llums kissing you gently, leaving behind their blinking reminders; because I am the darkness in between the lights. I would, if given the opportunity, cast you in constant shadow.

And, as I have proven, I do.

I can suppress the natural instinct to destroy you only because you fascinate me: the snake-charmer playing the pungi, slowly weaving this spell until I compromise.

Giving in to whatever plans you have manifested for us both.

Just a coins throw away from freedom

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