Sacrifice (prose and poetry)

Midday! The sun ablaze, searing with brightness!
but in that hall, it’s dark as night
hearths line the wall, fire flickers!
lightless, warmless flames!
like yellow ribbons eerily fluttering in windless cornersShe stands in this pale darkness
She doesn’t see far
but what she cannot see, she senses!
she feels! smells! hears!
Sorcery saturates within the air,
things dwell in the shadows of this room
beyond sight, out of touch!
Jealous things! forces that protect what she seeksThe yellow ribbon flames dim and the darkness condenses
it folds into a spot in front of her
taking the shape of a shadowed man
the necromancer she seeks!
She will do anything to pluck her family from the jaws of death
from the grip of plague and disease
but anything turns to everything when it comes to the necromancer!
A sacrifice she has prepared to face!

White hands, dark works
away from light, into darkness
whatever it takes


Stand fast, stay safe.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Jay Bleu says:

    Intense… the depths people go when they’re desperate. Is it worth her selling her soul?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      That’s the whole question I was posing,

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Jay Bleu says:

        While leaving it unanswered 😁

        Like

  2. memadtwo says:

    Anything turning to everything…that fits the world just right. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you K, yes it does

      Liked by 1 person

  3. PoojaG says:

    Great post! It’s sad what people have to do to survive.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Very sad indeed, thank you for reading Pooja 🌼

      Liked by 1 person

      1. PoojaG says:

        My pleasure!

        Liked by 1 person

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