Mark Burgh

Horror Film

the monster needs only
the touch of a soft hand
unravels the grizzled mind
some sad childhood
bubbles through the green skin
the bedroom door
cracks open
slicing light onto a child’s bed
a shadow falls
into coverlets
spills over into a face
that years later fangs through flesh
grim budgets & cardboard sets
can never degrade
love that endures
beyond any grave

MARK BURGH lives in Fort Smith, AR.

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