Tokoloshe [Penicillin Will Not Cure ‘Spiritual’ STDs]

~ trashed functions, and nightgowns draped, limply, over neglect ~

Yes, I chose you, selected
like a Chocolate Eclair
… from within…
a box of multiple Treats.
It was your [Complete]
lack of Discipline,
and Self-Control…
that first Attracted
my [Insidious] Attention.
You have several
[Ugly and Disgusting]
‘Dark Attachments’
… syphoning…
‘Energy’ from your
[Rampant] Promiscuity.
They whisper ‘Lies’
into your Psyche…
“Reject the Heart,
Listen to Head only”
… except, ‘Noggin’
has become Confused
with [Traumatised] Ego.
‘Flattery’ is your
Achilles’ Heel…
and ‘Sex’ is the ‘Only’
thing that [Temporarily]
‘Balms’ that ‘Childhood
Wound’… you haven’t
the Strength or Sense
to Heal and Recover from.

* A ‘Tokoloshe’ is a dark and mischievous South African Demon.

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since.  His novel ‘Crazy Like Emotion’ published by Close To The Bone Publishing is available to purchase right here Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.