Poem – “A Fortunate Purge”

A Fortunate Purge

No more sewage clogs the valve
Incorporated Hades of garbage
The underbelly of the empty mall

I was the only one alive that night
The bandaged sandman stalked me
Through the court of rotten sausage
I can smell everyone that died here

Forbidden curse or fortunate purge?
Plastic entangles my twisted ankles
And I fall… fall into burning garbage
The underbelly veiled by neon lies,
Blue powder and simulated diamonds

No more humans clog the valve
Incinerated Hades, brainless body
Skeleton beneath the empty mall

©S. M. Shuford 2018
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