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Jan 2020
From murk-filled
depth, the unmaker—
little death from
which all sloth
does come—
to squelch, slime-
smeared from left or
right ventricle up
capillaries to seat
of man, now
immured to a
ribbed cage,
irons round
fatted calves, while
time-gorged with
leaps not taken,
the usurper burrows
fetid tentacles into
grey velvet folds, a
sort of un-
gyrification, each
parasite hook
best removed early
lest it become
This was written for a contest on another site. There were a few prompts to choose from, each one a quote from H.P. Lovecraft. I chose two:

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear."

“ Do not call up that which you cannot put down."
elizabeth leone laird
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elizabeth leone laird  25/F/north of nowhere
(25/F/north of nowhere)   
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