The Monsters

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They are
kaleidoscope prisons
like angry bars of misshapen notes
and off-key chords in chorus

LOUD

like thunder in your corneas
what madness drives their energies – sonic systems on overdrive
running on sleepless paranoia – (Ritalin and amphetamine)

you are this
shell and habitation
a zoo of leftover powerhouses –
your eyes, simple aquariums
(heterochromic!)
of stratospheric energy

they beckon like sirens

LET ME FREE
LET ME FREE

they tear houses from their structures
take feet to cliff edges
and dare for reactions
in the name of YOUR GODDAMN REALITY

sinking acid beakers
sinews tied to metalwork –

TELL ME WHAT IS REAL

you touch only hallucinations
dreams are fragrant lies and
vivid lost formalities

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Stop now, stop now
put down your psychological guns, now

I have you, here you’re safe now
Trust me, please yes do, now

NO – screams the banshee

you are not

what I signed up for.

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