Cruel Cocoon

Avatar Author: Tad Winslow "If you don't work nothing will." Maya Angelou Read Bio

cruel
residual jewel
of
venomous emptiness—
in the dual mirror—

a visual temptress
stepping naked coming nearer;
you can’t hear her

spreading palm down on your chest
with pink painted fingernails
impaling, pulling off flesh

dressed by
applying strips of skin;
a dripping wet dress;
she’s trying on your unrest within

You are eyeless
this time;
timeless;
thoughts are not iris sought

eye lenses cocoon
each pupil’s stare
like they’re
moons marooned
on orbital islands
leaving behind sterile dunes
for the blind darkness to consume

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  1. Avatar Tina Murphy

    CREEPY! Desire can be creepy sometimes.
    Liked: “stepping naked; coming nearer;
    you can’t hear her” and “You are eyeless
    this time; timeless”
    Might need to be marked Mature.

  2. Avatar Tad Winslow

    I made some changes, Tina. I think it reads better… there’s no more cussing or comedy (that’s the down side, haha)… but that stuff didn’t fit with the creepiness well. Thanks for the comment.