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shadowy thoughts
scratching
my skin thin door,
blood stained claws
seeking
a crack to open wide,
yellow teeth
sharpened
on careless bones,
breath of death
misting
my warm air,
grey mouth
drooling
the hunger of a beast
released
from the depths
of nightmare’s lair,
guttural growls
echo
within my fragile chambers,
no escape
from dark demon
who needs to feed
on tender
tired essence
trembling
with fear,
nothing left to do
but to feed
this empty appetite
and be overcome
by the midnight shadow
sweating
black seeds
of chaos
while I sit
in my sanctuary
deep within
and watch myself
so I can overcome
this darkened moment.

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Comments

  • 8upchef
    8upchefover 3 years ago

    Excellent imagery! Great way to honor the work of another. Thanks for sharing.

  • thanks Chef…..Michele’s work is great and inspirational. Good cheers to you.

    – Cosimo Piro

  • BabyM2
    BabyM2over 3 years ago

    moving write & image..

  • Many thanks BM. Greatly appreciated.

    – Cosimo Piro

  • Rhonda F.  Taylor
    Rhonda F. Taylorover 3 years ago

    OMG Cos…your word imagery was way to close to home,
    I know that beast so well, felt like he was breathing down my neck…
    the visual image of Michelles just topped it off …
    not sure I want to sleep tonight now…lol

    Fantastic write Cos…a fav!

    Rhonda :) xo

  • Gosh….hope you did get some sleep….hate to think I kept you up for the wrong reason!…lol….Many thanks Rhonda….greatly appreciate it. xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    Cos, I’ve said this to only a few writers and poets on the bubble…you should be writing books…preferrably working with illustrators and you write the AMAZING stories to the pictures! This is FASCINATING…what a WONDERFUL collaboration! You hit it on the nail with your verse! Cheers!, Lisa =)XO

  • Ahh Lisa….lovely compliment…..I’m typing this while my ego is out and about whooping it up!…lol… Many thanks for your wonderful comment…..big smile here. xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 3 years ago

    great write ..love it…awesome …

  • thanks Rocky…..always appreciate your visits and input.

    – Cosimo Piro

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 3 years ago

    wonderful..well done!

  • thank you Catherine. Love your portfolio….beautiful work. Will explore more when time permits. Good cheers.

    – Cosimo Piro

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 3 years ago

    OH Cos,

    I know this so intimately, so beautifully expressed. A perfect marriage of art and ink xxx

  • Hey there Lisa…..why am I not surprised you get this…..many thanks! xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 3 years ago

    Wow, you’ve woven that story so beautifully into the image!

  • Hi Mel…..always a delight seeing you….many thanks.

    – Cosimo Piro

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 3 years ago

    Wow Cosimo, you have really felt this image and crawled inside it. Amazing writing, so powerfully expressed. Love it.

  • I know this image well Lisa…..have lived it. Many thanks to you. xo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • highbeam
    highbeamover 3 years ago

    To good to pass by… a true freedom taken to delights of description, to speak of that which should not enjoy such passion and do it so well. A great writing Cos.

  • Wow, Russell…..I am delighted…..many thanks to you and Words and Art. Good cheers!

    – Cosimo Piro

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