Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Antidote And Curse

I coven
and compound
an antidote and curse.
The swaybridge
between them
a rotwood of words.
Whisper
"yes, darling"
and the sweet sip is yours.
Or, strangle
on silence
and fall.

For Izzy's prompt at Real Toads

21 comments:

Hannah said...

Strangle on silence is rugged...love that!! Awesome work MZ!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW!!!!!! "a rotwood of words" and "strangle on silence". Fantastic!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Yes, I also love that 'rotwood of words'!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! "rotwood of words" and "strangle on silence"! Perfect!! You are good, MZ!!

razzamadazzle said...

Love this with both the curse and the cure!

grapeling said...

chills... ~

Kay L. Davies said...

Oooh, MZ, succinctly scary. Great lines.
K

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Great ending - quite unexpected.

Anne Sexton said...

Fabulous. The opening, "I coven and compound," and " the sweet sip is yours" are killer.

Jim said...

I knew Mom Zee would come up with a good curse. I loved it, just wish it would have kept me reading longer.
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Susan said...

It's scary how good you are at this! Which end should we hope for?

Isadora Gruye said...

This is clever in contradiction and gorgeous in it's pacing and imagery....thanks as always for adding a shiny stone to the poem bucket today MZ!!!

Fireblossom said...

This is deftly written and creepyyy.

blueoran said...

It's not surprising how much of the old school witchery transpires between hearts. Nor is it surprising that the other is silent through this, not even a witness. But the craft of this is. The distance between two ends of a single sentence a wild black forest. And all of it whispered into a mirror.

georgeplaceblog said...

Takes me back to those wonderfully scary fairy tales days. Shivers of delicious dread.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

the rotwood of words and the strangling on silence love those lines.

Lorraine Renaud said...

Right now, right at this moment, I don't know what I'd chose, such is your power MZ

Helen said...

oooooooh, this is truly creepy ~ and sooooooo good.

Lorraine Renaud said...

I've changed my mind, secrets or silence, I'll that the silent forever curse

Susie Clevenger said...

A curse and a cure...I guess the outcome is all about choice. :)

C.C. said...

"Strangle on silence"---such an evocative description.