September 1, 2007
By Mary Beth Gray, Fort Payne, AL

With cold, brown eyes Swimming cold, brown lies Spun so thick Look at you You fly Caught up in his smile You buzzed His direction Void of determination You were Swallowed by mystery Married in duplicity Loved in misery Oh! but he said that he Lies Left to a world To find Half-eaten Sucked dry Parchment skin Stretched taunt Over brittle bitter bones Broken By stone hands Screaming You didn't even try Fight! You just smiled Complied While empty threats Circled promises Around your throat Fight! You just smiled Bleary-eyed Void of life The world cried He cried Crocodile Spider Tears That sustain A new victim Lost in cold, brown eyes Cold, brown lies And the spider spins The spider spins

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