Are You a Sucker for Punishment?

Written for Sunday Whirl, Wordle #171

Words:  blasts, shallow, whack, hallowed, skill, dabble, hunt, stained, thrill, unfolds, center, reveal

Do you dabble
in the dark side?
Hunt out horror
films where thrills
are revealed with skill,
behind each blood-stained
door? Do you wait 
on the edge of your seat,
as the tale unfolds,
trying to be bold
when a knife-wielding
demon of shallow weight,
in a hallowed hall, whacks
someone’s head off? Sure,
it’s a real blast when
the center of your stomach
knots, and you have to leave
lights blazing in every room
for weeks, while teeth chatter,
and you dare not sleep.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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