#CoffinHop delusions of sanity by richard lynn livesay

Black-Cat-walking-away

memories below the sea
in a dark void of nothingness
blanketed by shadows, I dissolve
into a form of scaly madness

thrown into a pit of vipers I swim
hissing my name in vain,
like rabid lepers in pain, I shriek

lost in underworld of entanglements
my life cuts deep as my psyche shutters
deranged, insane and rearranged in pain
my suicide note floats on a cat’s liver

depressed memories penetrate my limp corpse
covered in kelp on the sea bed, defamed
I scream then shrink into a dot of octopus ink
and become the eye of a tapping raven
stuck in limbo on a chamber door

I had failed to make the deadline of the CoffinHop
my blood soaked poem was eaten by an evil worm
then my computer contacted an Ebola Virus
I read my obituary on the ass of a black cat
“He was a poet, behind and without luck”

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7 thoughts on “#CoffinHop delusions of sanity by richard lynn livesay

  1. ‘lost in underworld of entanglements
    my life cuts deep as my psyche shutters
    deranged, insane and rearranged in pain’

    My favorite lines from this lovely, dark (and a little snarky) poem! Excellent!

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