revenge of the dolls

A sinister sonnet…not my usual genre but we all have a dark side.


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last night i lay upon inn’s guest room bed

where host’s mute daughter slept long years ago

alas, young girl was found mysteriously dead

in bloodied sheets which stains too well i’d know

 

her childhood room preserved in musty pink

suspicious dolls stare down from shelf by crib

false alibis reveal dark murderous link

they point toy dagger tip against my rib

 

“what evil lurks?” i scream in pulsing fear

but mannequins no mercy feel for flesh

not even ragged ann would shed a tear

berserk and vicious furies of knife flash

 

in morning, landlord spies fresh doll on shelf

that plastic face, i’d recognize…  myself!

 

 

 

 

 

japanese doll festival

Linking with Carpe Diem’s Japanese festival series…


coif framed white faces
perfect features, painted smiles
geisha’s almond eyes

walk red carpet on dolls’ day
pass the chirashizushi*

ID 44830205 © Jonasanpostudio | dreamstime.com

ID 44830205 © Jonasanpostudio | dreamstime.com

*Chirashizushi (sushi rice flavored with sugar, vinegar, topped with raw fish and a variety of ingredients) is often eaten on Girl’s Day festival.