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[ Classic Corner ] The Myers Boy

 
Kill her,  
a voice inside  
says, Kill her.  

Wether it is mine  
or that I truly am  
a killer remains to be seen  
through these dimestore spectacles  
but we will see soon enough  

I pull the clown mask's string  
over head, securing its cheap  
plastic against equally dead skin  
facade I've worn daily for years  
knowing only with great certainty  
lifelessness begins at birth  

A blank space between song lyrics  
calls to me from beyond the cesarian  
tomb I was ripped from, abducted †
for use in twisted puppet showmanship  
----this on-staged, inhumane theatre of  
pain  

This is doing Judith a favor;  
she will become unborn †
---won't suffer another minutiae †
of this insane plane of existence  

Mom and Dad think I'm just  
a stupid kid with stupid toys  
but ... I'm smarter than I act.  

I know the Ritual of Samhain;  
I learned it from the Sandman  
entering nights in my dreams  
and it goes a little something  
like this, Sis:  

The knife goes in  
The knife goes out †
The knife goes in  
You thrash, hit the floor  
We do the Hokey Pokey †
You shriek, spasming some more  
Death's our only way to get out
 

It's okay to shit and piss yourself,  
Judith --- the show will go on here  
without you  

There's always someone else  
ready to clean up the messes †
we make of their so-called lives  

and confine us to homes  
for "special people" as if we were  
ugly words strung together  
stanza'd into forgettable poems  

JohnnyBlaze
Written by JohnnyBlaze
Published | Edited 17th Dec 2020
Author's Note
for the Classic Corner Comp "Nothing But Color" @
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11599
inspired by "The Kid" @
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/42540/the-kid
for the Classic Corner Comp "Nothing But Color" @
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11599
inspired by "The Kid" @
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/42540/the-kid
inspired by the 1978 film "Halloween"
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