Slicing – for Community Storyboard September 8 Prompt – Horror Story

Xochipilli - Aztec God of Art

Xochipilli – Aztec God of Art (Photo credit: Jan Vrsinsky)

Razor sharp
My sinews crack open
I’m almost unaware
Of the assault
It comes so quietly
So expertly
They always come
In shadows
And silence
And slicing

Sweat soaked sheets
Would mix with blood
Cold grey eyes
Watched me for years
Calculating the time
I was ripe
For the plucking

We are food for gods
Of eons past
They rise on our breath
Seeking blood and bone
To give them brevity of form
And sickly nourishment
And I am spent

And I sing this song
All night long….

‘The pain is almost
And the night will have
Its measure
I am only their lost
Lost treasure…’

If you see me tomorrow
And my eyes are vacant
You will know
They have sliced the last
Part of my soul
And mixed it with
My sinews and blood
There’s something here
I’ve understood
But far too late

And all the children sing
As they circle in a ring
Of the playground….

‘Never, never whisper their names
Never, never play their games
Never open the gate
Or tempt this darker fate
They’ll slice you all the same
All the same….’

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

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About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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14 Responses to Slicing – for Community Storyboard September 8 Prompt – Horror Story

  1. I love the song you sing. It will be stuck into head all day.

  2. Skye says:

    Wow! I can picture your eyes wide open in an intense glare as you poured this out! (Glad I read it in the morning!) Well done, Sis! Well done!! 🙂

  3. howanxious says:

    That has an eerie side to it… Great write indeed!

  4. Mike says:

    Harrowing Helen. No, not you, I meant harrowing [comma] Helen. Though you seem to have no trouble at all with this genre; a natural one might say (:

  5. douryeh says:

    Some of your poems speak more to me than others, of course, but they always have a certain high quality. Thanks for sharing, @D

  6. Green Embers says:

    Oh, this was soooo creepy. I’m finally catching up, didn’t want you guys to influence me, lol.

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