Ohmigosh, Halloween is only a day away!
In the wake of my insane excitement for one of my favorite holidays, I’ve written a creepy, gothic poem that I hope you guys enjoy! I also hope it freaks you out a bit.
Just to reiterate what I’ve said before, I’m not goth! To quote Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice, I myself am strange and unusual and this is reflected in my writing. So in case you’re picturing me like this:
Here’s the poem.
“Flesh and Steel”
The day I tried to laugh
And blood fell off my lips from the effort
Was when I knew I wasn’t right
So I looked inside and saw the machine
It whirred and smoked and roared and hissed
Greased by blood that was not red
— but black — black like oil coursing through my veins
And then I saw my heart hanged on a chain
One side was beating crimson, while the other
— I almost could not bear to look —
was cold and steel
Draining all my light away, choking it
with what I could not feel
I know, I know, it’s dark. But I like creepy stuff and it’s almost Halloween! I’ll give you a poem about unicorns next time.
Thanks for reading and have a happy and safe Halloween! Let me know what you think about the poem in the comments below!