Judas Kiss

When the world is
spinning out of control
and there is no direction
– up or down
All I want to do is jump
from here to there,
never to return to
this place of malice
But, the background sound
of life’s merry-go-round
drowns out and mutes
the roar that rumbles
just beneath the skin’s surface
Now it’s snowing
and the wind is blowing
ignoring the angst of being
quarantined for months;
along with the added rub
of deception and deceit
Judas kiss burns the spirit
– the epitome of dishonesty
Ultimately it is all simmering
like a carefully prepared stew

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