Distressed Damsel

the damsel strolls in step with the night
snuggly swaddled in its ebony cloak
it has always been her one true friend
her moonstruck muse, whom she often misquotes

she scribbles her wishes on its blank black canvass
staples her dreams to the backs of dingy doves
nails her hopes to the wings of ravens
and sends them all to the stars above

she grimly dances with detestable devils
a wild, wicked waltz of spreading blight
hoots and howls at the muddy moon
scares away all the shiny white knights

ยฉ๏ธ2020 KT Workman

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10 comments on “Distressed Damsel”
  1. Snuggly swaddled, that is perfectly written. Loved it!

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    1. KT Workman says:

      Thank you, Glenn. ๐Ÿ™‚Hope youโ€™re doing well…

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  2. Love how your wove the words … making pictures and feelings in my mind ๐ŸŒŸ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. KT Workman says:

      Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. KT Workman says:

      Thank you, Hal. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I really do enjoy reading your work, Kathy.
    An excellent piece of writing.

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    1. KT Workman says:

      As I enjoy reading yours…thanks, Alan. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. librepaley says:

    Eldritch images of a shadowy world – wonderful.

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    1. KT Workman says:

      Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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