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Hounds Tooth

Out of her hounds tooth, slanderous slobber
Utilizing her foot paws, she toenails the ice
Transcending into the deep, would surely silence her
Save her chattering mouth tick, accompanied by cracks
Imagining each step twice, she cautions
Daring looks backward for telling traces of breakage
Evil had yet seen what lurks beneath
Reels she, with pitch and rotation falls full

Slipping into the creature’s fang, she rolls
Unnerved, she hears the crunch of her rule, changing hands
Matching her closed mouth to the pain
Morph-inflicted through another,
Oscillating she disappears immeasurably
Near death returns to the belly
If consequences denounced, are affirmed
Naked will, is gliding through the torrential waves
Grub-Broken spirit, is no longer her concern

Terse, having but one breath to gasp
Once tender morsels are regurgitated
Reminders of a coward’s prayer
Trip, fall silent amidst the internal hate
Usurped they press forward, amongst forgotten names
Rusty pieces dance between the guiles of myth
Eventually
Repositioning, once again
Swallowed up by impregnated blame

Twice In shadows, neath a flowing stream
Obtuse this float, the entrails, tail and claw
Gather near the bend of endless screams
Evening tide the beast is but the devils dream
There is not, in truth, just here, as all there is
Heartfelt vile sup-positioning in formal fashion
Encased in hollow howls of woe and misery
Re-envisions untold atrocities here on planet passion

Total Fiction

Submitted for consideration in Deborah Guzzi’s
“Something wicked this way comes” Contest


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  1. Date: 5/14/2009 12:00:00 PM

    Dear Sandra,Congratulations on YOUR Well Deserved Win in Deborah's Contest Thank-YOU for YOUR Gracious Comment on my work English Language ( Part ! ) Eyem sew empressed with ewe four that Comet ALWAYS Yoe'res...HG

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 10:26:00 AM

    Sandra, Congratulatins on placing in Deborah's poem. W-I-C-K-E-D Love, Dane

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 6:20:00 AM

    Wow, that's it, that is all I can say... Wow! Congratulations on placing in the contest. This is a wonderful piece. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 11:50:00 PM

    Congrats on your success in Debbie's contest Sandra Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 6:51:00 PM

    Congrats in your placement in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 5:20:00 PM

    Congratulation on placing in Deborah's contest, Sandra. Indeed, wicked-wicked poem! Great write. Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 4:32:00 PM

    Marvelous verse! It was so hard trying to rank these wonderful poems. There was holocust, the horror of slavery, terrorists, heroin, pedifiles, wife beaters, BUT for shear horror ala Steven King you would have been #1. Love & Light Poetess

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 4:18:00 PM

    Holey moley how did I ever miss this??? Congratulations Miss A. on your absolutely amazing win in Debbie's contest! Freakin awesome and extremely well deserved! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/9/2009 8:29:00 AM

    yes an evil, lurking write! brilliant! love it! very, very talented, you are! Sandra!! Jim

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 7:58:00 PM

    Thank God this is fiction, Alexandra. As always your writing is captivating, but I was a bit frightened too. I think you'll do very well in the contest with this awesome poem! Hope all is well with you. Love, Carolyn