Gregory P.

My Guardian

Staring with empty eyes;
black, red, round, under a heavy brow.
Gritting teeth between
protruding large flat lips.
A large head, a small body
covered in sickly green skin.
Seat gripped tightly with
thin limbs and large carved
hands of a skeleton.
Flaring nostrils, bearing eyes;
watching, waiting
with a dark dynamism and dominion;
a demonic defender.
Tall pointed black head; a handle
encrusted with dull gems and jewels.
Flowing soft hair of an untamed beast
outlining a misshapen face.
Mouth opens, teeth spread, revealing an evil:
sharp, slim, silver; sinister.
Shut mouth and clenched teeth
mask the malevolence in the maw.
Entombed, never to be used in fault


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