Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Suburban Contagion

Madness spreads through neighbourhoods
from yard to yard like black flowers
of deadly nightshade.

Written in the language
of tags I can't decipher,
sprayed on the fences.

Subliminal contagion -
don't make eye contact,
keep walking, head down.

This is what you get when you
write with your eyes shut.


Blogger Chris Never said...

Urban decay and the dark undertones it contains, it is a very real sense of dread, that sensation when the eyes of the street are watching you.

"This is what you get when you write with your eyes shut", now this just rocks!!!

2:49 PM  
Blogger burning moon said...

I've been trying to use that line for ages!

Finally found a place where it works. The feeling of eyes watching you is exactly what I wanted to convey. Like feral animals watching for any sign of weakness to pounce.

2:58 PM  

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