UNDERTOW

 

intertwined in a mass of billions

I claw at the ones nearest me

trying hard to keep my naked feet

from touching the shit and piss

mixed into the muddy ground beneath

 

constantly slipping in pools of puss

oozing from the infected flesh

of faceless rungs staring as I pull

a file from my ass sharpening

my teeth and nails to better grip

cartilage and bone on my next ascent

 

disregarding my own wounds

as others dig deep into my back

where my tongue can't reach

to sterilize the brutality of natural selection

 

 

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INFERNO

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