The Grafting

The Grafting

A Poem by joshua deathdealer


There is a tree that overshadows innocence
An ancient one that grows over the eyes
Of all those that truly seek
It's constricting roots, entangle in the throats
Of those desperately trying to speak
Like an alluring web, it spreads out grim wings
To distort everything

There is a tree that bears death
It's flowers bloom overhead in pulsating waves
Of color that hypnotizes the meek
While it empowers itself by grafting us to it's reach
Inside it crawls the thought patterns of the weak
Planting seeds within to multiply without
The stars become bleak

With lips blackened 
I have tasted its fruits of deceit

With memories fabled
Let me sleep


© 2021 joshua deathdealer

Author's Note

joshua deathdealer
a shoot or twig inserted into a slit on the trunk or stem of a living plant, from which it receives sap.
scion · cutting · shoot · offshoot · bud · slip · new growth · sprout · sprig
a piece of living tissue that is transplanted surgically.
transplant · implant · implantation
insert (a shoot or twig) as a graft.
"it was common to graft different varieties onto a single tree trunk"
transplant (living tissue) as a graft.
"they can graft a new hand onto the arm"
transplant · implant · transfer
insert or fix (something) permanently to something else, typically in a way considered inappropriate.

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Added on January 25, 2021
Last Updated on January 25, 2021
Tags: life, death, poetry, dark


joshua deathdealer
joshua deathdealer

Casket City, FL

"My trepidation of things past is not a song with a beginning, middle and end. But an endless symphony playing infinite variations on the same theme. One day of sadness fades into another and the .. more..

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A Poem by joshua deathdealer