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Ding Dong Death

by Josey Pickering 2 months ago in performance poetry
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A macabre poem

Ding Dong Death
Photo by Jonathan Greenaway on Unsplash

It’s so strange

to fear death

yet be so fascinated by it.

Almost as if you’re playing ding dong ditch,

one moment your fingers pressed against the doorbell

and the next you’re taking off before it catches you.

You don’t need to look back to know

That the grim reapers robes are trailing

as he tries to keep up with your stride.

How many times can you run from death

before it finally grabs you?

Watching from the window,

waiting for your footsteps on the porch.

Curiously surely killed the cat,

and ringing death’s doorbell

can lead to your demise.

performance poetry

About the author

Josey Pickering

Autistic, non-binary, queer horror nerd with a lot to say.

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