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Jagged Patterns Lucifer Favors

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


A free-form poem for the pretty package filled with haunted memories.

Submitted: August 23, 2018

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Jagged Patterns Lucifer Favors

 

It’s a racing heart trapped in a box,

the four corners of the world 

so much closer than the roadblocks 

that draw nearer with every step,

pleading for a path forward 

or even a walkway behind,

as long as it leads away from here,

stuck in a purgatory that breeds...

both love and hate simmering within

the shadowy depths of a glittering smile,

a pretty package full of haunted memories

and the shards of shattered poetry,

each one a blade of cruelest design,

barbs meant to maim canvas 

in the jagged patterns Lucifer favors

on his continuous vengeful gallop,

wounded hearts praying for an escape,

a way to rewrite the picture

in ragged, bloody footprints if necessary,

and hoping for a future untainted

by the ghosts of the past. 


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