Penance

Reach from the loamy mud
and wrap this beast in your embrace,
for atonement he desires

Let your grasp invite him
into your home, your sunken place,
and condemn this fallen liar

Hold him to your ragged breast
as he joins you in your earthly cleft,
and quell his breath with ire

He will guard you in repose,
a fitting end for an ancient theft
done in this lonely mire

 

 

© 2015 Scott Kaelen
Featured in DeadVerse: Poetry Volume One

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