Ralf

I take a turn, my feet pace

To a double beat

Down dreary street

I’m clipped of all good fortune

My lip is blue, broken

From the devil’s punch

Blood-winced, I wail,

Like a big-mouthed lion with a repressed paw

I take a turn, my head raw

Up to my latched room

Where I subsist

In pallor

 

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14 thoughts on “Ralf

  1. Aquileana says:

    Nice one… I liked the two last verses and the poetic image related to the blue, broken lip from the devil’s punch!. Thanks for sharing and best wishes to you, Aquileana 😛

  2. Mike says:

    Harrowing but eloquently communicated. Nice work.

  3. john todaro says:

    Nice one! This line certainly has a ring to it:
    “I’m clipped of all good fortune.”

  4. Well written. But I hope it didn’t actually happen to you.

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