October 19, 2011

The Cave


I lie wounded in this cave. Deeper, something sleeps. Soon it will smell blood and come alive.

I won’t have to wait long. My head wound gapes wider each time I pull myself out of my acid rain and into this cave.

When I began evicting monsters from my past, I foolishly thought the project was all finished after a cleansing. Now I know the spirits own the catacombs of a damaged mind.

My night demon is coming awake. He is so big and beautiful. And fast. I feel myself smile fully for the first time since I last held such hope. Of course I will scream because I am a man. I can only dream he puts me away this time, and the earth tastes me in my entirety.


27 comments:

oceangirl said...

Think of peppermint cupcakes, the demon will go away. Please.

Susannah said...

I love it. (The last paragraph especially.) Good writing Ed.

The Tame Lion said...

Excellent!

♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫ said...

A very strong piece. :)

Pat Hatt said...

Great piece, but maybe you need a bigger eviction sign!

Joshua said...

Quite morbid. Death wish?

Kathy G said...

Wow! Powerful.

Brian Miller said...

dang. evocative...i really like teh words choice as it sets the tone...the part on the monsters being gone after a cleansing is a nice subtle slap at church honestly...at salvation being a one time shot and no work left to do...ok so that is how i read it any way...smiles.

Pop Champagne said...

good writing!! you have talent in words :)

Slamdunk said...

There are many places in the catacombs for those spirits to hide. Perhaps that is why I sleep less than I should.

Nicely done Ed.

She Writes said...

Noooo, I do not want the earth to taste another living soul. Is that possible? ;). I liked this piece.

Little Ms. Fun said...

Dark and mysterious, perfection!

Marion said...

Haunting, Ed. I can feel the pain radiating from your poingnat words...Suffering, sadly, is the nature of this beast, life. xoxo

Wine and Words said...

Very nicely done. The chill, the fear, the anticipation of the beast awake. And yet the hope that perhaps there will be no more wounding, but the completion of the circle. Dust to dust.

Claudia said...

yes you should scream because you're a man..and let the earth taste you in your entirety...this is deeply sensual in a way and immensely powerful ed

Stephanie D said...

Had to read this twice, it was that good! So much to take in and ponder.

And thanks for your comment on my last post.

LOLA said...

Excellent as always, Ed, but dark my love. Kinda like a lot of my stuff.

Love,
Lola

Daydreamertoo said...

Only way to beat our demons is to face them and show them no fear, (even if we are shaking in our boots)
I've faced many demons this past few years and have discovered that they never look quite so bad or intimidating once you treat them with the derision they deserve and not the awe which they need to feed on their desire.
Hugs and thanks for such a lovely comment on mine.

ayala said...

I love it, Ed.

oceangirl said...

I want to add that the writing was magnificent and masterful. Of course I will scream because I am a man, pulled and tied and flowered this big and beautiful piece.

Sheri said...

I love everything about this. Brilliant!

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

WOW! I know I write this to you all of the time, but you have such an AMAZING gift. You really do! I'm in awe of your writing skills.

Lady*♥*Fiona said...

EXCELLENT writing and I could relate to emotions here! Thanks alot for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment :)

Cяystal said...

Can't imagine such a beautiful demon.
SO amazing, again.

Jyoti Mishra said...

beginning n ending... Perfect :)

The Empress said...

The kind of writing that leaves me quiet.

I can't compete with its power.

Brittany said...

Wow, you literally just described my life, emotonally and mentally in what ive been going through the last month.