Huge thanks to Poet Rummager / Slasher Monster for this reblog of my poem “Gaslighter”. WILL YOU JUST LOOK AT THIS ARTWORK?? Just LOOK at it!!! amazing….
Illustration By Poet Rummager
“Before the feeble dawn of gaslight and tea…” ~ Patrick Hamilton
Gaslight – (verb) : is a form of psychological abuse in which the victim is manipulated to doubt their own memory, perception, and sanity. (Wikipedia)
I told you I was sorry,
I promised to be better,
but the words dissolved like the sugar dust on a hot funnel cake,
and I meant them for as long.
You all think I’m a monster, a bastard, a fiend…
and I can’t argue.
My heart seems quite fine without beating,
and I can carry the leadweight sitting lumpishly in my chest,
like a huge and stupid bird that won’t learn to fly,
You are waiting for me to buckle I know,
waiting for a tear to well and my throat to crack,
and an abject shaky apology to spill out
that you can replay…
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