Photo Challenge #51 – Dark Rituals – March 10, 2015 – Released


Image: Laura Makabresku

Strapped down

Around me is a hum,

It is gathering volume

I cannot see but what is above me.

A million stars twinkle as if

The universe is at peace.

My heart thumps

I feel beads of sweat roll down my face,

The hum moves closer.

A hooded face peers into my eyes

We lock together

He looks deeply into me

‘Toxins,’ he says.

‘You are a contaminant.

I shall bleed you,

Release the poisons

Permeating your body.

You are toxic.’

The hum is on top of me

Shadows surround me

A knife flashes past my eyes

I feel its kiss

Its sliver tongue

Piercing me.

I recoil in pain

As hands caress me.

I bleed

I grow weak

My breathing shallows.

In the darkness

The hum soothes me

I crave its harmony

My brain dances in its embrace.

Strong arms lift me

Around me is draped

The robe of acceptance.

‘You are free,

One of us.’

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15 Responses to Photo Challenge #51 – Dark Rituals – March 10, 2015 – Released

  1. phylor says:

    Wow! My brain dances in its embrace

  2. Prajakta says:

    Oh my! This was a little sinister. I imagined a small cruel smile here…

  3. Oh wow Michael this is hypnotizing and scary and brilliant!

  4. mandy smith says:

    Whew–very dark. Terrifying really!

  5. Lyn says:

    That was dark, dark, dark…and very scary. You’ve outdone yourself in this challenge Michael.

  6. Lacy J says:

    WOW. You made my heart race with this one. I love the companionship/contrast of the soothing hum and the immense pain.

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