In the air

by Michael   Mar 2, 2017

A seductive aroma
fills the air.
A scent so enticing
but, wafting a sign
to beware!

It's taste,
an unsavoury desire
follicles expose
a nervous perspire.

A weakness in my
soul it does seek,
a scent with an
undertone of
a stifling reek!

The food, offered
is of a malnourishing
held in the palms
of the alluring

This parasite which
is deep in
my mind
scratches viciously
at what I


I will focus my mind
and myself to
and purge the venom
of what is

Close my eyes
softly breathe

Allow my senses
calmly, retrieve.

A pleasant, taste
and smell,
and bellow out
the stench
of hell!!

The sacred choices,
I am taking.
will guide me,
myself and
be my own


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Latest Comments

  • 3 years ago

    by CJ Maleney

    I like the darkness of this, it speaks of instincts and desires yet choices and suppression.

    It's what I love about poetry, it can be written as one thing but it means something else to another.

    Fantastic words

    • 3 years ago

      by Michael

      Yes the beauty of poetry is so amazing and powerful.

      Thank you

  • 3 years ago

    by Ren

    Ditto to what Andrea

    This is excellent, Michael!!!

  • 3 years ago

    by Michael

    Thank you for your lovely comments. They mean so much


  • 3 years ago

    by Brenda

    Wow, very deep, your visuals are spot on. Very cool write-well done!

  • 3 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Oh damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is powerful!!!

    Love, love, love this poem!!!!

    Holy moly Michael,
    You truley have written a gem today!

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