RETRIBUTION UNDER A FULL MOON

Yet another post lost to the WordPress ether – will it end up on the reader this time?

- MIKE STEEDEN -

FULL MOON

Ever the astute recluse

He ventured out

Only after dark

And then exclusively

Under the full moon

Duly masked and

Dressed flamboyantly

For it was then

And only then

He found freedom

In disguise

Freedom to be the very thing

He was not

The very thing that consumed

All his waking moments

Namely, a ruinous debaucher

In days of yore

He would smile charmingly

At one and all

A pretence, of course

For he could not give

A jot for humanity

Such was his demeanour

Such was his lack of empathy

For the wellbeing of mankind

Such was his fear…of women

In another time

Another place

He might have taken up politics

Yet in the here and now

Blessed with an inheritance

So vast as to render

The conjuring of an income

A redundant exercise

He found he could do

As he so wished

In short he

Dipped into his…

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