horrorshow/

i awoke to
true horror
while driving
today

ghouls, trolls
ravaging, raping
on a rampage
feasting on sedition
and lies

ghosts of nooses
shackles and whips
cracking, cutting
blades amputating
the faithless slaves
in bygone horrors of
another age

i saw this over
radio reports
and heard it, transfixed
to the television

king lear chuckling
in glee, kicking his heels
in the air
while death stalked
the streets
awash with bile
the mad king with
an itchy trigger finger
on miniature suns...

i turned away
sick with the scenes
and vomit-filled with
the body horror of
a nation

more sick that i
wished them all dead

today, i awoke to
true horror

© Michael Raven

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