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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Dark vision

By Francis Scudellari

I hover in ether,
A ghostly hand's caress
Curious, tentative
Touch thick-calloused surface
An outré encrusted
World only vaguely felt

Ghastly apparition
In circled route, tear-dropped
Foreboding I follow
Leaden cumulate waves,
Dark-rippled sunshine's ooze,
Sludge slow-spilled from above

Taint slathered tongue taunting
Tests its new-found morsel
Undulating, rolls it
Relishing swallows it
Down knobby throat pushed to
Brown luminescent maw

There, in spectral bath fouled,
Fleshy features eaten
By miasmal juices
Till smooth-worn, bony
Pebble left adrift, still
Un-wrested, I wake up
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