Join the Neopoet online poetry workshop and community to improve as a writer, meet fellow poets, and showcase your work. Sign up, submit your poetry, and get started.

much ado about nothing

Cocktail strangers sit at the banquet table
make some polite dinner conversation,
quite by chance, forbidden topics are introduced
and long sharp fangs come out of hiding,
then gorging ourselves on one another
like vampires feasting in daylight hours
we spit out kernels of truth
choke on what is denied,
vomiting the hideous curse of human hunger
like self-indulgent vultures
picking, picking on the curvature of scabs
and lightning ligaments
like libertine lies learned in the cradle and the womb

friends look to each other without raising
even an eyebrow,
the host yanks off blood-soaked tablecloths,
not a dish or glass, fork or spoon is disturbed
but all the knives form a strange alliance, dance
in mid-air with the daggers of Caesar's betrayal and arrows
tipped with the poison of deliverance.

And the bones, the bones are always left behind.
Their marrow
wasted but we are blessed.without a cure.

Last few words: 
Inspired by a new poet on another site (Algonquin's table) and an interesting flick Barry and I saw last night, Maybe it's an early Halloween lol
Editing stage: 


Hi Ms Rosie, you got it! I get the occasional lower case c's when I copy and paste.

Should wait and reread, but don't always. Thanks.


author comment


so you witnessed the last AEC meeting!



Workshops are now open:
With all that I am and all that I could be, I walk this earth, yet nobody sees me.

(c) No copyright is claimed by Neopoet to original member content.