Guilt’s Sacrificial Lamb – Poetry

D

R

I

F

T

Ing

Goes the sacrificial lamb

Away

Gradually

But

Wishing won’t make it last

The Secrets Stands to enter the bloodstream

Turning veins from blue to black

As an invasive substance, poison

Introduced as licorice sweet

Triggering beastly mutations

Provoking the heart to turn inside out

Rue the sweet and succulent sap

Enough to rotten teeth, jagged

Guilt bites

Sizable portions of flesh

Gulping libation without further notion

To exact anguish

Swallowing til creamy sweet liquor

Then render bitter

Introducing instinct

Cautioning to unlatch

Lips laden with vitality

Without consciousness of consequence

This original poem (poetry) is written and copyrighted by Juana M. Gumbs. All photography was made/taken by Ms. Gumbs, all rights are reserved by her in July 2021 (C)

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