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Black Peacock

Black Peacock

whips me 

with whispers

Rustling his 

oily feathers


In the castaway

shadows I 

do not see 

him but

I feel his

shallow 

breath


He dances a

hypnotic waltz

chained by

rusted steps


Ghastly and

familiar I

have them

memorized


Softly, I can 

hear him as

he cries out

my name  


I beg him Please

Leave me to my

Caprice a little

while longer 


How will I

know I've

gone to 

heaven

when I

wake up 

dead?

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