The Clear, White Tomb

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Now that you have been / silenced / properly humbled / a drooling / rocking / little weirdo / thoroughly affected / by our incessant drownings/  the innocence /we killed out of you /gives birth to dead babies / all over your lily white apron / shame, shame / now join us in the rose garden / won’t you?/

They called themselves soldiers / just in time for the public hanging / a family event / a lost soul / so full of life / such a talent / she used to be / the coppery-green / in an abstract impressionist sky / singeing the pages/ a gossamer vision of the Virgin / channeling the subconscious / strapped down / a medical procedure / they called it / it was for the best / they insisted /

They called themselves saints / deliverers of retribution / really they were either / criminals / so-called seekers of social justice / or simple minions hoping to exercise / a newfound sense of power / they had never been given / an excuse to use violence / to make their point / orgasming a sadistic need to control / to hurt others / in ways they themselves had probably been hurt /

Always a swarming / a crashing all around / ritualistic/  in nature / it was hilarious/  entertaining/  her strange reactions / to things undetectable / trying to seek refuge / she was stalked / to the clear, white tomb / maniacal, bloody laughter / severing / a prismatic destiny / from the universe’s/  fragmented womb /

 

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7 thoughts on “The Clear, White Tomb

  1. Great poem Heather, loved the prose with line breaks structure / this procedure both linear and descending. Holy madness is intrusive in society, always something feared (is it Jeremiah or Manson who’s singing?) So cure is a form of silencing, of jailing the daemon; bolting wilderness into the iron maiden of conformity. Poetry may be a form of concealment for the fire which would otherwise burn the world in its truth. Always great to read you.

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