Devil's Cocaine

Written by: Anthony Slausen

        make no mistake
snow flakes are not angel
lace
or the tapestry of miracles
they're devil 
blades
drifting to earth..
to 
set the metal in the mind 
to 
spinning
turn life into
a pair of pit viper eyes
slide you into the grave 
before you've made peace 
with your maker?
       snow flakes are white leeches 
bloody lips anchored to shovel and spade-
twisting ancient backs 
into candy
canes
rip the heart from its throbbing  
cage...
daggers of misery 
hanging like devil snot
from christmas trees
freezing little fingertips
churning eyes to charcoal
turning ponds to  blue ice crypts
       at night when all is asleep
they dance-chant in a swirl
white witches
hiding their black ice sins
knitting snow white caps  
to warm your tombstone...
snow flakes - the devils cocaine.