Hell On An Alternate String

So light so bright so sterile white

So cheerful mauve and tones of earth


Belly quickens with clockwork birth


The line is towed, the script, the map

The visions crushed the voice unheard

Prickly cactii desert trap

As Hughes once said “A Dream Deferred”


Seek unadventurous stable man

Clean cut indistinguished clan

Live others terms until the fall

“Why suicide? She had it all!”

This was poem and image was created in response to Don Charisma’s “Fear ” prompt. The last line in the second verse refers to Langston Hughes poem “A Dream Deferred”:

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?




5 thoughts on “Hell On An Alternate String

  1. Pingback: Liebster Awards | Notes From The Devil Dollhaus

  2. Hey Jenny, I’m running about 60-70 comments behind at the moment … just catching up …

    Like the poem, I’m no writing critic, so I just say I understood ๐Ÿ™‚

    For the graphic like the use of the bulls skull, I think it’s more iconic in USA than UK, I remember seeing it in US movies usually to indicate some kind of melancoly … the colours and textures are great and the thorns add an additional layer of fear I suppose, can’t think better way to explain it ๐Ÿ™‚




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