Thursday, March 6, 2014

Her very own demon

Always, it's a toss up
Between the stars of the heavens and the dirt of the earth
Between illusion and spirit
Altruism wins
And  fruits serenity sweet and fragrant
Expediency gains upper hand
Building glass houses
While maimed bodies twitch by the wayside
Spurting dark red blood
Pleasure feigned and temporal
Success wafts acrid smoke
Peace flees
Only agony reigns
As a faithful mirror reflects
Her very own demon.
The devil as portrayed in the movie, The Ninth Gate. Photo credit:


  1. While a bit on the dark side, I like the vivid images and use of our language! We all have our demons.

  2. "What do you see when you turn out the light
    I can't tell you, but I know it's mine."
    I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

  3. Dark and Light/ yin and yang pleasure and pain/ truth and fiction / "you" and "me"/ matter and anti-matter/ positive and negative [forces, poles, ions, thoughts] - Duality exists everywhere, It that just the way the universe IS, or is there a 'reason' behind it all?