nicolerae

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nicolerae (Singapore) published:

Death in Venice

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2020

Oily water, rusty cages,
lion’s paw limp through wrought iron bars.
Butchered, bloody body found:
ringleader of a dead circus.

Yellowed teeth, black keys
of an orphaned gila monster.
Last notes of Tosca’s wails smothered,
trampled beneath pale green hooves.


A whisper fogs the window,
breath hot with stale whiskey, urine,
rotting teeth, raw red meat -
that intoxicating stench.
A gaunt, beckoning, beautiful shadow,
Death come to life.

He lures me to the night sea.

To shake the city...
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nicolerae (Singapore) published:

Death in Venice

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2020

Oily water, rusty cages,
lion’s paw limp through wrought iron bars.
Butchered, bloody body found:
ringleader of a dead circus.

Yellowed teeth, black keys
of an orphaned gila monster.
Last notes of Tosca’s wails smothered,
trampled beneath pale green hooves.


A whisper fogs the window,
breath hot with stale whiskey, urine,
rotting teeth, raw red meat -
that intoxicating stench.
A gaunt, beckoning, beautiful shadow,
Death come to life.

He lures me to the night sea.

To shake the city...
Seeking Peer Reviews

8 months ago

nicolerae (Singapore) liked Death in Venice by nicolerae (Singapore)

8 months ago

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nicolerae (Singapore) published:

Death in Venice

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2020

Oily water, rusty cages,
lion’s paw limp through wrought iron bars.
Butchered, bloody body found:
ringleader of a dead circus.

Yellowed teeth, black keys
of an orphaned gila monster.
Last notes of Tosca’s wails smothered,
trampled beneath pale green hooves.

A whisper fogs the window,
breath like stale whiskey, urine,
rotting teeth, raw red meat -
that intoxicating stench.
A gaunt, beckoning, beautiful shadow,
like Death come to life.

He lures me to the ocean.

I long to follow,
long...

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nicolerae (Singapore) published:

Death in Venice

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2020

Oily water, rusty cages,
a limp paw through the bars.
Dead man found trapped in a 
dead circus.

Yellowed teeth, black keys
of an orphaned gila monster.
Last notes of Tosca’s wails smothered,
trampled beneath pale green hooves.

Unseen killer in the aisle of the train;
Hot breath, stale whiskey.
Urine in his clothes, rot in his skin.
Open graves, raw meat.
Like Death come to life.

The love of my life.

I am shaking, lonely,
too far from the...

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8 months ago