A friend from the twittersphere, @nikkiejanee1972, posted a song lyric with an interesting picture, the image raised many thoughts, ideas and emotions. After a few back and forth tweets, the challenge was laid down, to write a poem about the picture. This is what came out of looking at that photo. I have once again dipped into the music and words of my muses, the image is the one above.
the rollin’ and tumblin’ fog fast approaches the moon out in space cannot see as mist drifts over its face the day becomes night the night is filled with shadows the early doom fast approaches muted misty sounds drift hither, thither and wither her dress reaches out as she spins round twirling, seeking twin distant orbs burn holes in the mist the portal etched into the road becomes visible a guttural grunt, bark, or cough reaches out and grabs your spine in the damp chill your hair clings to your neck Cthulhu roars the bloated corpulence of his writhing body slowly emerges you are lost in a timeless fog refusing to be driven insane by gazing on the monstrosity are you not already dreaming of R'lyeh how does it feel to be so alone, with nowhere to roam any day now the fog will lift and the night will end truth will be revealed as the fog is clawed back worldwide insanity and mindless violence finally displacing humanity forever or just a dream, within a dream the landscape slowly claws back the light gleaming in the golden light of dawn what does it bring death and destruction or coffee
© 2016 Michael D Emmerich