Demented Forest

She felt herself shrinking

In a forest of demented trees

Monochrome like barcodes

From a neurodegenerative disease.

She felt a rage erupting

That mutated into delusion,

Dived deep into strange faces,

Emerging in confusion.

She couldn’t remember the way

Along paths she’d often trod

But familiar walks were haunted

By monsters, mice and gods.

With trembling hands and shuffling feet,

She was not in her perfect mind,

Queen Lear embraced each shadowy tree,

Until body, bark and branches intertwined.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Demented Forest

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