Talons for Hire

I hear sirens already.

The following was originally posted on my tumblr.

The Talons come out only at dusk,
that in-between hour when the porcelain
lies down to recharge
and the granite wakes up to grind
their teeth on lost factions.

The Talons drip with money
spelled f-e-a-r meets l-o-n-e-l-y
in full capacity to stir up entombed
incantations spiked with barbed wire
and manic fists.

The Talons stake through every morsel
of soft and hard alike
until one day they crack and fizzle
from the weight of a multitude of masters.

Whatever well-intended patient zero
now a babbling, rancid cacophony
liquefied like their appointed enemy.

The Talons come out only at dusk,
that in-between hour when the porcelain
lies down to recharge
and the granite wakes up to patch
their teeth on broken promises.

– yiqi 9 november 2016 6:42 am

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