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A Character Sketch (of a Villain teetering on the edge of Something harsh)

Pickets crumble
as balance forms

Beams crossing vital ravines
arms extending
hands palm up
searching
seeking
comfort
in a not so golden cup

Drink, drink deep
dreamer

For sleep is all the fantasy
some chance to observe

But dignity
should remain
prevalent
regardless of what side
the picket crosses you

Line or fence
black or red

and yet storm’s still rumble
coercing you down the slicker step
sliding
sliding to
the place
you just climbed up from

and the chambers look all filled
and there’s no detractors in sight
yet
you pause
waiting
wishing
someone would appear
through the door
or behind the air
arm to shoulder
or simply passing through
the body you’re thinking
of trading in

and then you look to the window
and see the pitchforks and flamethrowers
screaming, chanting, dreaming
if they only knew
they provided you
a reason to…

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About hobgoblin2011

I'm a poet and aspiring screenwriter/songwriter with a passion for film, art, photography, philosophy and heavy metal. I love reading, mainly non-fiction, comic books, graphic novels, myth and reference. Family always comes first for me. I'm a proud father to two wonderful pups and two curious cats. I'm also a glutton for punishment aka the life of being a diehard Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan.

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