Friday, 25 March 2011

My Wet Infection



silver ripple escaped from the stream and crawled along the mossy bank. It snapped through brambles exploding berries like broken hearts. Inside a fox chased by dogs tangled amongst the thorns in surrender. The wave flowed by without grief. 

It pushed my sin along the middle of bubbling tarmac, dropping like tears in the cat’s eyes between the broken white lines. My verdict diluted into reservoirs and rattled pipes under homes. The wet rust smelling like an open vein.

I watched her blood continue thinning, skin flaking and organs decaying. Soon children will drink my crime. She’ll swirl in babies bottles. Every pair of lips will taste my confession. 

She’s my wet infection.











Original version published at Lily Childs Feradom.

3 comments:

  1. Love the baby bottle and...

    It snapped through brambles exploding berries like broken hearts.

    ...hit me just the right way for some reason.

    The wife and I have been revisiting Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy recently and...

    ...blood continue thinning, skin flaking and organs decaying.

    ...reminded me of some of the special effects of the bodies of the possessed melting away.

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  2. Thanks Vincent. I love the Evil Dead films and Sam Raimi in general. I've always liked the tongue in cheek aspect of his horror. There is a thin line between horror and comedy, as there is between laughing and screaming. I think he manages the balance brilliantly.

    Thanks once again for reading and leaving a lovely comment.

    Tony.

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  3. There is a thin line between horror and comedy, as there is between laughing and screaming. I think he manages the balance brilliantly.

    Agreed. I think he can almost be too effective in that regard, using the comedy to greatly ENHANCE the horror.

    Admittedly, I was drunk at the time but there were moments in Evil Dead 2 (during my most recent revisit) when I got really sucked in and wasn't seeing the comedy at all. Between Bruce Campbell's performance and Raimi's direction I felt I was seeing what it might be like if someone was ACTUALLY EXPERIENCING something so extremely supernatural and evil. In my mind I saw the comical and bizarre behavior of Ash as the outward expression of the extreme terror that he was going through inside.

    Needless to say, it really wormed its way into my brain and is a testament to Raimi's talent.

    Hey, check out Raimifest over at Things That Don't Suck if you're in the mood. I'm kinda casually following it myself.

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