Wednesday, November 6, 2013

We meet at night

                                             Charon the Ferryman

I’ve woken again

I smell sulphur in the air

Do you hear moaning?

 

This dark is fearful

Unholy sounds are amplified

Yes, it’s me they want

 

They’re here to collect

I agreed to pay in full

So don’t criticize

 

I’ve had a good life

Had a devil of a time

Must pay ferryman

7 comments:

  1. Very creative use of the words. You have a way to go yet before the ferry ride:)

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  2. I guess we all have to pay sooner or later, don't we? Nice!

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  3. Funny, he looks like Baron Münchhausen....lol

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  4. Very scary. I like how calm the speaker of the poem seems, in spite of the impending horror. (and humbird is right, Charon does look like the Baron!)

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  5. The sulphur lingers..turn him away and hold onto your coins..

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  6. What an interesting mix of "calm-tension." It's very effective here.

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