The Demon’s Garden

There’s a tangled path
Under scant moonlight;
Stars don’t dare
Shine their face in here.
Musky herbs,
Long-dead roses…
Watch your step
On the slippery stones.
Oaks’ withered arms
Stretch in ancient welcome;
While a lone owl screams
To stay away.
Further down,
A shallow pond
May or may not
Contain my lover’s bones.

Would you like
To take a stroll?

23 responses to “The Demon’s Garden

  1. Great poem. Thanks for following my blog.

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  2. Daaaaaamn, that ending though…hauntingly alluring 🙂…very well done!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Oooooohhhh … intriguing, suggestive, taunting innuendo.

    I heart this.

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  4. I realized my comment could be taken good or bad, I liked it.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Come into my parlour said the spider to the fly… n’est pas?

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