Devouring Camelot

By cadymae

you're drowning in your mortality
a spectre de la mort  
snuffs your joie de vivre 

who will you offer your
 "hail fellow well met" to now?

I can't speak the language of the man I'm looking for

The one who'll save me from myself
But I know he tips his head just so

And he does not glad-hand

and he will not be surprised
at the feel of steel
serrating his ribcage

I savor my feasts on the earnest 
Their juices run different down my chin

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Copyright 2016 cadymae
Published on Thursday, April 7, 2016.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • carlosjackal On Friday, July 12, 2019, carlosjackal (2475)By person wrote:

    So clever, so delicious and such a rush to read and digest. Damn fine genius.

  • sTr8-jAcKeT On Friday, December 14, 2018, sTr8-jAcKeT (798)By person wrote:

    Quite a tantalizing work you have here well done.

  • soul_versing On Thursday, April 7, 2016, soul_versing (1103)By person wrote:

    Oh my word... I've not read such poetry in quite some time. You remind me of one of my favorite famous poets, Gwendolyn Brooks, no one can hold a candle to her with such poise and perfection, but you... . I'm floored. I'm sorry, I'm gibbering. Perfection! -Curtseys Scholar

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, TropicalSnowstorm (1701)By person wrote:

    "I can't speak the language of the man I'm looking for" - lines like that are why I love your work. This is another great offering that has wonderful turns of phrase and imagery. Awesome work! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • dwells On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, dwells (5651)By person wrote:

    Save us all from Ernest and his band of merry idealists Cadymae! You offer up a piece du resistance here with your considerable culinary skills and poetic perfection in constructing this daft characterization run amok. Loved it and so good to read you again, cheers! - Dan characterization.

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