Downstairs death stares

electrodes fry her temples

Dr. Freeman taps the ice pick.

Lightning strikes temples of gods long dead

cottontail rabbit diligently digging his hole.

Downstairs death stares

like lilies of the field

scorched by the late summer sun

the Son commends His spirit

neath the cheering of the bloodthirsty throng.

Downstairs death stares

waves of horsemen and archers under one flag exact revenge on waves of horsemen and archers under another

all ignoring the nagging truth:

If compassion be honest, no sin remains.

Downstairs death stares

but what about up above?

With a vacant stare He looks down there

like a puzzled mechanic under a hood

and God saw that it was good.


4 responses to “Downstairs

  1. Wow, this is cool Lavender, you are the first “stranger” to kindly comment on a poem you stumbled upon and in doing so you led me to your page! and this poem! Read all I could and this one stands out as my favorite. Very Shock Therapy and just straight up powerful. Dark and beautiful, dark beautiful. Love the mystery of trying to figure out who you are and only have your poems which are clues. I infer, but could be mistaken, that from the pinches and black and blues line from your other poem that made me giggle. Thank you so much! Rock on Lavender!

  2. Frontal Lavender
    Lobotomy Glee
    Is This The Best Way To Deal With Memories?
    Maybe If Only
    Those Doctors Heard Of
    Art Therapy

    inspired by Lavender 🙂

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