Gory Fragments #32


Happy Halloween 🎃

I’m walking down
The haunted hallways
The old wooden floor
Creaking under every footstep
The house filled with all
My worst nightmares
Portraits on the wall
Following me with their eyes
Around each corner
A new fear jumps out at me
Ones I didn’t even know
Existed in my mind
Shadowy figures looming ahead
But can only move forward
As the way I came
Closes behind me
The walls seal together
Forcing me on
My heart pounding in my ears
I feel drunk stumbling through
The slanted halls
Yet I haven’t had a drop
Everything clear and a haze
All at once
Thinking each new fright
I encounter
Will be my last
So many moments I curl up
In a corner and shake
Cry from fear
Frozen to go any further
But I make it back up each time
Still on wobbly legs
Sometimes only able to crawl
Grasping at the slippery walls
To steady myself
This labyrinthine house
Going on forever and ever
Thinking there will never be an end
To this madness
Is there an end to this madness
I need an end to this madness
I think I’ve gone mad


I miss you everyday 🖤 England.

morning dew on the leaves
of the most fragrant
delicate white flowers
they seem to smell most beautiful
right at dawn
the aroma of last night’s rain
still hovering in the air
a light fog settling over the fields
songbirds singing
their early morning melodies
making me feel right at home
in the distance
a cottontail bunny hopping off
into the brush
a heron standing at the edge
of the pond
blue, white, and grey
so close I could reach out
and touch
graceful and magnificent
I can’t help but want to stay
in this moment forever