Oven

Streaks of black soot scorch the peeling plaster,
Reminiscent memories of the flames insatiable hunger.
Their sweet kiss, rotting the insides out of the decrepit house,
The turmoil accented by the years of neglect and decay.
Small trinkets of the lives once lived there linger,
Damaged reminders of the beauty that was once occupied.
The putrid corpse of a woman,
Rotting away in a corner of the room.
Her glazed eyes reflecting back the rays of light,
Sweeping across her mangled frame.
Knees to breast,
Arms crossed over the shins.
Rotting flesh peels from the skeleton,
Manifesting itself in the presence of maggots and flies.
Scorched remains scar the beauty that once visited,
Her tired, cramped, desperate figure.
It’s obvious this was no accident,
With the lingering scent of petrol and kerosene thick in the air,
The blackened seep of oil stains on the ceilings above.
In the cellar, the wooden stairs somehow remain intact.
Passageway to the groans and cries of the spirits inside.
Trapped in their seething emotions,
Unable to accept the reality of their circumstances.
This is the manifestation of life,
The beacon of hope that all live to suffer.
This is death warmed over on a cold plate of surrender,
Desperation locked away in a closet with childhood innocence.
The bear markings of a man sick with the vengeance of his life.
The soulless eyes of a demon mocking you in the mirror.
Careless presentation, of all we consider sweet and great.
Dark light, shining from the interior of our plastic shells.
This is the void, the sucking screen flickering it’s life onto us.
This is the blue luminescence you cling to at night,
This is your news, your conversation, your trail of thoughts,
This is life as you have begun to know it.
Blind, and full of hate.

Oven

Linc Brown

Kimball, United States

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I don’t know what the hell this is.

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