Malefic Beauty

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Brilliant eyes devour your thoughts, gouging your soul,

Dragging to the surface all that is feared and adored by you,

Screaming entities intertwined with cherubic dreams,

A dynasty of foreboding fascination to be feasted upon.


The apparatus aggrieves the canvas, clawing sensational curves,

Outlining the supine hourglass figure of your true immortality,

Rich pheromones shatter upon the aura of predator and prey,

A yin yang of succubus and incubus, dominatrix and submissive.


Radiating intensity, powerlines burst forth and back,

Cruel propensity for delicious pain feeds upon the need for it,

A deep well only assuaged by mind-shattering reality of the moment,

An animalistic alleviation of the deliciously tortured soul facets.


The predator licks their lips in aroused anticipation, talons scritching,

Blood tendrils drip down bound hands and onto garters,

Unbeautiful accomplishment reveals dark facets from wayward palette,

Unto majestic tissue, art to inspire heavy breathing in all forms.


Nightmares and Memories

It never ceases, this nightly fixation to strive for wakefulness

An obsession that has haunted my soul for eternity,

Sinister and delicious, the ebon wolf is my companion as I fall,

Sauntering underneath the dark heavens, dancing in spaces between stars.


They say that old souls can inhabit new bodies,

Desires and weaknesses inexplicable and unexplainable,

Taking root deep in the loins and sending tendrils to heart’s bottom,

Imparting scrumptious shivers and gooseflesh throughout.

Teeth scrape and bite, nails like claws down my spine,

Vise-grip on my throat, as a distant wail of sheer terror echoes,

Silken petals caress as briar thorns send rivulets of crimson cascading,

Pleasure filled with pain and fear, relentless and enigmatic arousal.


Vivid and vivacious, tales of great woe, great love, and great pain,

Leaving me gasping for more and shuddering from it in the same breath,

Nipples harden in lust and trepidation, fingers grasp sheets with white knuckles,

Reliving and inventing malefic tales of spine-shattering impact and smirking demons.


Feel the blood trail down my face and between my breasts,

Lift hands scarlet with guilt and shaking with shock, world gone opaque,

Stumble to feet, pebbles in soles, boulders in souls, world gone into Twilight,

Others that perceive the world in different levels of reality, eyes of experience.


Burnt forests and smoking flesh assail my nostrils as I trudge through dreamland,

Seeking a reprieve from Sandman’s gifts, nightmares and memories one and the same,

Eyes wide shut, my ebon wolf appears, ears pricked and fur slick with my tears,

Guiding me to plunge beneath the warm lagoon’s surface into blessed, exhausted oblivion.

Soul’s Window

Eyes shut, sounds of others’ movements all around,

The wind howling through the shoddy casing of the window,

Like the gasping screams that dig and scratch at my throat,

Create the nightly aura that fills the darkest time.

My emotions run rampant, inner turmoil seeking a way OUT,

Dark roots, thick and mobile, writhe like snakes in my lower back,

Containing all nightmares, past regrets, and dark desires of life,

Flooding my body with a sinister purpose, evil and beautiful.

Temptation taunts the twisted soul, masochistic release in grasp,

And the trunk undulates with a malefic sensuality, lifting arms in joy,

Branches rustle, bare limbs brushing each other, before disappearing,

Diving back into the flesh whence they came, burying deep.

Satisfied moonlight sheds a sassy twilight on the scene,

Soft grays, stark blacks, bark you can almost touch, roughened from abuse,

A sheen of sweat trickles down my back, lending rain to the display,

As fear and lush heat quicken my breathing, dreading and anticipating.

The moonlight shifts, and there’s an ornate, iron-bound door in shadow,

A small key hidden among branches, suspiciously just out of reach to any passersby,

To unlock the door to all of my secrets, to plunge down to the depths of the roots,

The morbid shadow that is my soul, kept prisoner among the façade of bark.


Branches stretch, grow, reaching for salvation, reaching for light and air,

Blessed water from the sky, laughter and love, the fruits of life,

Cool, dark earth to build a foundation, celestial sights for guidance,

The wind sighs its satisfaction as the fluffy clouds gather and shed tears.


A finger brushes an amber liquid’s drop from my shadowed face in the trunk,

A huge shudder rocks the tree, wallowing in despondency, eyes close, jaw goes slack,

Ephemeral beauty shines down, caressing and easing tension, dreamland slides close,

Strength to stand, lift chin and branches, bury deep into rocky soil, and reach for salvation.

   Sometimes the brightest light comes from the darkest of places.

Twilight Love

In the dark of the night

your soul glows like an ember

Be still, my child, dawn is coming


A small flame ignites,

creating a halo of warm love

in the embrace of mysterious twilight


Drift on a cloud of dreams

Let the them cradle you, as I do

Shush now, my child, Mama’s here


Let Sleep take you into a miraculous land

Opening your mind to impossible realities

as I watch you smile and close your eyes




Tears of Joy

Tears of joy

for this little boy

change my soul forever.


At the first touch

I didn’t feel so much

as I do now


When I screamed

my release to the beams

as I gripped with white knuckles.


He slipped from my womb

into the sterile birthing room

I sighed with relief and watched


As they took my little boy away

and said he could not stay

and the worst pain occurred


It was neither contractions

nor the actual birth happening

nor even the placenta being born


It was the doctor and those hands

as then up, up, and up

and squeezed my raw uterus


But as I put him to my breast

and lay down for much-needed rest

Anything is worth it for my child

A Mama’s Path

Seasons come, and seasons go, a revolving door of picture frames:


Dappled sunlight illuminates the inner glow of a child’s smile,

Towers of flame reflect a teenager’s heartache and clenched fists,

Sparkling snowflakes kiss the tumultuous skin, seeking celestial guidance,

Burgeoning bulbs breach newly packed earth of a soul’s resting place.


Within these seasons is contained life’s shared joys and sorrows,

All beings have seasons of bright sunlight and snow-clad winter rays,

Children will cry, giggle, and think no sweets is the end of the world,

But through thick and thin, they will seek mama’s comforting arms and soft words.


From the moment of conception, a reservoir of strength is conjured in one’s breast,

For sleepless nights and dirty diapers, colossal messes and seemingly endless tears,

A quiet patience and calm humor is developed and nurtured

For bug-hunting and reckless abandon, snips and snails and puppy dog tails.


Upon this path to guide your newborn, eyes shining bright with innocence and trust,

A realm of refreshing discoveries and ingenuous laughter surrounds,

Rose-colored glasses perch upon your nose again, rejoicing at each smile and step:

You are enveloped in the age-old cycle of life and rebirth. Enjoy, Mama.

Bad Dream

It’s a dark night, with only a sliver of the moon visible

Across the celestial platform above her head,

All is still, there is no wind, no crickets chirping,

There is not another soul in the entire world.


Empty houses, long abandoned and eerily corroded,

Line the once-perfect streets in this old metropolis,

White noise, like a buzzing bee, is a figment of her imagination,

As she stares at the bright street light over her head.


This little girl, slender and emaciated, stands in a grassy backyard,

With towering cement walls surrounding the all but barren area,

Blinking the glare out, she gazes at her decrepit environment,

The only bright spot the soft, green grass growing beneath her bare feet.


Whipping around, she freezes the wall in place with a maniacal stare,

Stalks it up and down like a caged animal about to fight for freedom,

Takes deep breaths to build her courage, memories flashing behind sunken eyes,

Slowly backs up against the far wall, runs as fast as she can at the wall and


Leaps with all her might, using the wall as a trampoline, and soars

Into the night sky, jumping to keep afloat, and go higher and higher,

She caroms around the stars, eyes aglow with intensity and awe,

If she stops jumping, she starts falling, like a horrible video game.


She soars, she flies, she glides, and best of all, this little girl laughs,

Tears of joy fly away with her terrible memories into temporary obscurity,

The pale moonlight suffuses her with peace, painting her with superficial beauty,

And draws her towards Her loving arms in the black velvety night.


Cradling this tormented child, the glowing moon rocks her into tranquility,

But the girl slips off the shining rock, and tumbles down, limbs tangled,

She can’t jump, she can’t get higher, she can’t stop her fall as the wind rushes past,

As it whistles in her ears, the girl quiets, stills, closes her eyes, and knows no more.