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XV: Devil

Ah, shit.
I knew you’d find me.

Sooner or later, the devil comes to call.
With his bright eyes and dancing feet,
with his laughing, sharp, teeth.
With his invitation
to see
just how heavy those chains you chose
really are.
Just how easy it would be to pick the lock.
And which bars on the cage
are you,
and cannot be easily left behind,
but probably should be.
(The answer is: most.)

~ Autumn Equinox 2017

from the collection Showing My Hand