There is no malice darker

Than incessant jealousy

I have a blood claim, a history

A taste toward disobedience

With you being the sole witness

I am not chosen but indelible

I am the burlap-cloaked adversary

Of your loathsome schemes


There was a sign upon your heart

Declaring no vacancies in letters as red

As the pupils of a demonic vestige

All the gaps stuffed with oil-soaked cotton

Every entreaty became a lit match

I stood quietly at the base of your spine

An oft sighted impingement,

An obelisk shadowing every detour

Inescapable, unalterable, unwelcome


I slept in the stables with the horses

A delinquent without tarnish

An innocent unjustly held

To values unanswerably named

I could never appease my debt

For it grows without cultivation

If I died you’d lament still

The expense of my grave

Your husband’s negligent tears

As he wept the loss

Of his only daughter


For the Fairytale Prompt 


24 thoughts on “Fairytale Prompt #2

  1. This is fabulous!

    “I stood quietly at the base of your spine”

    “Letters as red as the eyes of a demonic vestige”

    Great imagery 🙂

      1. Good! I have added your prompt schedule to my front page…mostly so I don’t forget and if you click on a painting my aunt did, it brings folks to the Menagerie:) I hope that’s okay.

  2. I could stay here all night and read your poetry. Alas, my creditors probably wouldn’t be happy with me………..

    Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!

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