cold turkey

on the abyss endless steppe 
i stood
watching my soul evaporate
as i breathe out
trying to warm
my cold cold hands

galloping past
a crow caws at me
from the back
of a wild pale horse
heading east
towards the river styx

i continue west
a pack of salivating wolves
orbiting
my cold turkey aura

i am unconcerned
the insulated hut
was claustrophobic
better
to be out in the wild
free of feeling lost
trying to act
civilised
or
as some
propagandist
call
religious

anyways
i could still see the abyss
through the huts
blood stained
macabre
glass windows
with the clawed tattered
thermal
hell fire red
curtains

i could still feel the abyss
sighing
through the floor cracks
whistling
through the keyhole
waiting
for the frozen tundra
to melt
within the
crematorium
before
the abyss
freezes over again
my crushed
ashes
absorbed
into the frozen tundra

better
to ignore the gods
numbered
pebbles
to walk the endless abyss
to allow
the soul to evaporate
far
far beyond the reach
of the
doctors
the
priest
and the
spiritual nets
that'll
take your gold teeth
to cradle you
in highly perishable
myths

i continue to walk
beyond
the river styx
only
breathing out
only
breathing out
so as not
to
inhale the gas
to choke
within
the gods
bricked retort

Β© by bg 2021

8 thoughts on “cold turkey

  1. cold turkey: excellent poem, bg! Thank you for allowing me to read it. Because I am currently reading Dante’s “Divine Comedy”, you provide me with a modern equivalent to the circles of hell (“Inferno”).

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    • hey johannes, i thank u as well for taking time out from such a great work to read my poem. it is a work i must read again soonish i think . πŸ™‚hey enjoy the inferno u made a good choice ,its an awsome read in my humble opinion .πŸ™‚

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    • i am very pleased you enjoyed as i know how subjective life and art are so it’s great to get your feedback . kindest regards bg πŸ™‚

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    • hey you , πŸ™‚ ,thanks for the feedback it’s great it was spectacular , i’ve been worried someone might comment “well done ” then i know i would have over cooked it lol πŸ™‚

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