I am definitely enjoying reading all of the responses to Freeverse Revolution’s prompt this week, monsters, especially this one by Extraordinary Sunshine Weaver.
Rising from the coals
And shadows of flames,
Dressed in deep void
With eyes like portals
To the dense bramble
Of your obscure lives,
I am your companion.
There is passion in your fear that
This blood fire is your last sunset.
You smolder in my breath, and
I thrive on your muffled screams.
I hold you down as you writhe in agony,
Locked under my gaze.
My breath is odious;
My face, repugnant.
My laughter, the cackling of fire.
You recoil, gasping for prayer,
But little do you know,
Iam the answer you seek,
For so long you have hidden
Inside this clay façade.
Living for self in idle pleasure,
Slumbering like the dead in this carcass
With no clear path to truth
Beyond mindless habit and desire.
Open your eyes! Can you not see!
You rebuke this Demon, but
I am the Harbinger sent to alarm and…
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