Nevermore, after Poe
by Michael R. Burch
(after Edgar Allan Poe)
Nevermore! O, nevermore!
shall the haunts of the sea
—the swollen tide pools
and the dark, deserted shore—
mark her passing again.
And the salivating sea
shall never kiss her lips
nor caress her breasts and hips,
as she dreamt it did before,
once, lost within the uproar.
The waves will never rape her,
nor take her at their leisure;
the sea gulls shall not claim her,
nor could she give them pleasure ...
She sleeps, forevermore!
She sleeps forevermore,
a virgin save to me
and her other lover,
who lurks now, safely smothered
by the restless, surging sea.
And, yes, they sleep together,
but never in that way ...
For the sea has stripped and shorn
the one I once adored,
and washed her flesh away.
He does not stroke her honey hair,
for she is bald, bald to the bone!
And how it fills my heart with glee
to hear them sometimes cursing me
out of the depths of the demon sea . . .
their skeletal love—impossibility!
Keywords/Tags: Nevermore, Poe, horror, supernatural, dark, sea, shore, death, dead, murder, ghosts, night, surf, virgin, nude, naked, sex, corpse, skeletal, skeleton, skeletons, demon, demons, demonic, surreal
Copyright © Michael Burch | Year Posted 2020
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