Beauty and Innocence

For Kerry’s artistic impressions prompt over at Real Toads. A 55 word poem.

Beauty and Innocence

“She looks like a sweet little lamb from afar, but when you get close, you find out she skinned and ate the damn thing just to use it as a coat. She’s a beast.” – J.J. McAvoy, Ruthless People

Strange beings walk the forest at night.
death in their hands,
evil at their back.
death looks beautiful
but it ensares you
in its grasp.
You walk with innocence
until the snake wraps around you
and the maiden draws the knife
slowly across your unwitting throat.

Eli Edward Evangelidis (2018)
Used with Permission

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