Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Impatient

Dress me in medical green, stick me down with pins.
Take your shiny gold scalpel and operate on me.
Do your best work, dear demon,
do your best work on me.

I’m alive you see,
so do your best work on me.

The sky’s beauty smothers all the scenery
like the doctor over his patient’s misery.
His scalpel shines gold in the white moonlight,
slicing down through the muddy breeze:

Cut me please.
Fix me, please.

Dress me in medical green, stick me down with pins.
Take your octopus arms and rearrange the insides of me.
Do your best work, dear deerhead,
do your best work on me.

I’m still alive you see,
so do your best work on me.


From the book Kairos. Also in SNM Horror Magazine's Best of 2012 issue. 

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