black diamonds

©2023 michael raven

other than silence
there was only
the tick tocking of 
the grandfather
hall clock locked
into eleventh hours
chatter without
a meaning

staring into the night
and everything grey
watchers, custodians
who watches us watching
the cloud-masked skies?

diamonds black, greasy
fingers fingering until
everything marred
spiders like clockwork
in your hair i think
i loved to drown in 
your maelstrom eyes
but the jagged blade
came out and we
and we ennui
i will lace up your
corset and give you
black flowers
before you taste blood

tongue and mouth
writhing in your arms
in dreams, worms we
go bump in the night
on my knees
begging you
please
i'll get it right
tonight
tonight
tonight 

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