Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

The Damned

Julie Gates

Through the stench of jaundiced muck
and sagging salmon smog
is how
your ghoul drags along
purple punching its way to black and blue knock outs--
just out of reach--
in the white hot  fun house mirror
on the underside of ice age purgatory,
invisible to every living thing--
your captive audience evaporated to mist,
no more tiny hands outstretched fending off…
and your soul incinerates to less than coal black ash--
you are nothing
powerless to escape.