Friday, June 30, 2017

"The Light Within" by Ross Balcom

The Light Within

The tapeworm found itself
inside you.

Its faces multiplied
in the mirrored hall of your

gut.

Those faces were beautiful;
they glowed like Heaven.

You

lay on your pallet,
wasted and thin. You were dim

as a dying sun. You shivered.
A darkness grew.

The tapeworm smiled,
and its smiles multiplied 

infinitely.

LIGHT  LIGHT   LIGHT

It was happy--happy to know
it outshone you.

--Ross Balcom

Poet's Notes: There is a dire shortage of poems about tapeworms. It's time we poets addressed this shortage. I hope "The Light Within" brings delight to all readers. 

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