Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Waiting

It's been so long that the clocks have rusted. Shreds of time stuck between the cogwheel's teeth.

Spiders trace and retrace their paths across the doorway, as though unable to believe no one has returned.

A stone comes through the window, lies on the floor. Like a throat waiting to say something.

The dead man hangs from the rafters. His clothes rot and fall away, his flesh too. At some point, the bees discover the empty hangar of his skull and build inside it. The tip of the hive hangs down to his chest like a beard.

Slow armies of moss overrun the carpet. The couch is lost to a bombardment of mushrooms. Wallpaper countries peel from their maps.

Now that the window is filmed with dust, the light enters like a ghost, touching first one thing then another, leaving no impression.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

maybe you have a book in you. looking forward to it

km said...

Ugh...no more acid for you, Falstaff.

Kits said...

Morbid stuff dude..very nice images it conjures..u shd finish the story..

purplesque said...

Perfect.

Falstaff said...

anon: True. I guess I should stop putting off that X-ray.

km: You mean you want me to return to my baser instincts?

kits: Thanks. The story is finished, though. Actually, the story was finished before this piece started.

purplesque: Thanks

Ms.Mephistopheles said...

your writing conjures up devastatingly beautiful images in my head. Brilliant!