The Devil You Know

now i see the spiral
coalesce upon your umbral breast
swallowing the Milky Way
with nary a word of contrition
nothing in this driftless wasteland
ever could sustain your septic need
to reconstruct yourself with remnants of your sadist wrath

precisely at the apex
of this doleful conflagration
you strike from spools
of spent conspire
and revel in the fires left burning

one thing i have relunctantly learned
is family is but just a title
granting twisted torturerers
unwarranted permission
evil of entitled villains
feigning love to smite your soul

[image credit: Louis Wain]

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