The Mortality Door Oh, my mind, the rust A criminally negligent flippant mind, Wax like skin, the blades, winds, the cuts Loose whips of tears inside, the mortality door, shuts Play righteous games, some devil No mind, not even I will I trust I. A New Balloon I was lifted up as your new balloon Pop me and let me relax Don't hold me too close to the chest I might separate myself and escape to seclusion Then you'll wonder Where I went, and where all the happiness went Meanwhile, You have the bags of new balloons ready to inflate. Bad Body Image I sit here on this seat only in underwear Feeling fat like a sumo wrestler Pale as the crooked moon I feel like I digest all the wretched leaves stuck in the muddy yard My knees pop like a bottle rocket My feet aching like blackmagic My face is oily with whiskers, the itching of tiny blades. My hair as annoying as always My apartment crawls with heat and boredom As lonely as the desert sands. Whiskey Bottles Let's keep a dirty secret in our pocket Shun those who've shown care Sleep with the whiskey bottles Tear away all your beautiful hair Let us try to live a perfect life with blind eyes Hold in the emotions Pretending not to cry Throw those whiskey bottles at brick walls As monsters begin to crawl near your feet. Norfolk & Misery Feeling a eulogy Norfolk, Mid-December Poor and in agony As they thought of Christmas creeping I believe they called it a misery The depressive feel of the amaranth A wound of thoughts Remember all those lights, laughter Sabotaged by the snow Hungry for the Spring By the Chesapeake Bay? When We Were Children and Mom Liked Men with Mustaches We were living in a blue van We had been asleep on some green & peach colored towels Stained sun tea carpeting A cup of old melted cheese tips over and got on my Jordache jeans Stuck in Middle-Ass Indiana Mom was French Lick Kissing a Larry Bird wannabe - in the front seat As we listened to a cassette of the California Raisins singing the -Beach Boys And giggling as we ate sugar candy And colored in our Andre the Giant coloring books. The Bite It was the scent that first intrigued Howls across the dark woods soon followed A lame sheep we all have become When the wolves are tip-toeing in for the kill There isn't any need to be the beast, when we are that easy So, just hide behind the stump Watch as teeth become us in the bite. Shatter Cries They were willed to fight The stained walls Phantom fingerprints 70 year old teardrops Have become tiny dry souls That are now lost in the sight The reminiscence of all the shatter cries And the maniacal laughter, infinite In a clear, we bathe in the light of the Milky Way. Majestic Ruins There are apple temptations From tree to tree A battle cry from a bible scene And you start to slither in your seat Whispering confessions of malice To a new age priest, a hangover cupid Your dream is love And he dreams silent Until a pin drops Majestic ruins Sunset Bells Be the ringing bell Pendulums striking sepia tin cans Rattling my eardrums Our opulent possessions Scatter across this Earthquake Plunging into dusty sunsets Covers the innocence of our new moon and births out dirty sonnets Bells ringing My voice will be singing While scared and shivering A lifeless lonely note swaying. in soldier wind. Madman The madman whispers A cruel dream emerges His abominable ceremony Just a lost intervention of dying minds Of nuclear soul projections He has created his own slime His words, the brainwashing Evaporating our solidity, over time Dollhouses and Wildfires Another weekend in your haunted dollhouse Where jealousy is the most painful ghost And jewels crack scattered spotlights across the room Mirrors hide your coffins Your drunk eyed depression A one room escape for all your wildfires. Eventide I reflect upon our ninth year of love on this eventide I purge the tense moments away I vision you in my head How you saved me from the alone heart Before I met you How you became my wife, the beautiful bride We cradle, hold, laugh with our children, together. The Apparition I swam in your arms, hoping your hug was eternal I'm leaping in Your brooks seem refreshing, but fire bounces in your eyeballs The apparition, I am lifeless looking up at the hope of the bridges I'm a miniscule invisible dot, no one knows of me. Paper Wing Angels Oh, my lord What can I do with these paper wings? Angels vaporizing in front of me My eyes blind to the burning clouds Dark orange skyline Cannot move Weaved into the sins I am inside an old painting The artist that drank away breath When the muscles failed to soar. Another Day In the throat of another day Travels into the ether I'm awoke and breathing Alone as I All the other pelicans have escaped To another sea, another day Deep into my aura Only reality when asleep When all other scarecrow minds Are pregnant with opium haze, another day. Spectacle We watched her descent into a spectacle The bratty pouts and kicks against the waters of a coastal lagoon She believed we are a blemish Inhibiting her Aphrodite ideal What an allusion she became Some act of Adonia Like a valiant triumph We saw the impact As the saline filters to water. Into the Desert A 1 a.m. journey Into the desert Coyotes gathering Pushing and clawing away at my protective spirits The night is an endless black hole of anxiety, of deep fear And you really never left your bedroom, your jar A haunting of eyes, laughs My medicine is light. Wolfpack Contributor EIC Bios: David L O’Nan & HilLesha O’Nan 4 Poems by David L O’Nan available today on Punk Noir Magazine. Follow the link Poem: Injustice: Can You Say Her Name? (Pouvez-vous) by David L O’Nan Poetry by David L O’Nan: Hero Dilemma, She’s a Roadkill Jezebel, Cloud Rot, Cherry Red Boots, Full Red Moon, Stonewalls & Parlor Tricks. Slightly themed poems by David L O’Nan : “Walking, Staring, Creeping (Foggy Morning Eyes)etc.