FK (28 August / St. Thomas University Hospital)

Jacobin Paranoia


warmth envelops
dissolving the
bustle and noise
liquid stillness
offers but a momentary
tranquil once upon a time
it is so easy to
drift off and forget

here the watery balm
soothes celiac rashes
a moment's reprieve
that shuts out reality
provides sombre retreat
cares float away
until unwanted thoughts
stray with blistered report

it is quite possible
through bolted locks
to lay victim
to home invasion
for someone to play
Corday to one's Marat
a hapless victim stabbed
at home in one's bath


by Frederick Kesner

Comments (1)

hello Freds, glad i see you here, have enjoyed the last stanza a lot best care my friend