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The Undead Wretch

Poetic Asides November 2013 Poem-A-Day Challenge – Day 22: a poem using at least three of these words: ideogram, remora, casket, eclipse, selfie, wretch

The Undead Wretch

I am somewhat a remora,
feeding off the living.
I radiate an aura
of terror unforgiving.

An ideogram of crucifix
awash in flowing blood,
I have the power to transfix
and bury you ‘neath the mud.

The casket is my daylight place.
The sun I must not see.
A mirror can’t reflect my face.
There’s no selfie of me.

There is no evil I imbue
my charms cannot eclipse.
So fear the wretch before you
and beware his blood-stained lips.

© Susan Schoeffield


Posted to Poetic Asides on 11/22/13 at 2:49 p.m.

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