Captive

“Stay here,” she says, her bony fingers firmly
Wrapped around my neck. I look into her
Fleshless face. I am the prisoner of winter,
And of age. The two are one: the crone
Relieves me of my spirits and all thoughts
Of ever being spry or bright or warm again.
I will, instead, draw downward with her,
Toward earth, a chilly home. “You needn't
Wait for spring,” she chuckles. “You've used
Up your claims to that. Be sweet and follow
Me into the bed that I've prepared for you,
And close your eyes. Your time has ended.”
Her hand opens. My neck's free, but I'm
Still frozen here.




Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-12-28 at 01:21

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Wow! Shivering from this and not necessarily from the Cold!
2018-12-29


Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
Members of Coo & Co shiver together. This is an excellent character piece, Larry, with a good Gothic feel about it. We particularly like the fleshless face :>)
2018-12-28