Based on Johann Georg Meyer’s ‘Betrayed’. Started: 12:03am. My dorm. Finished: 3:39pm.
Pity the creature
that follows its thirst up the cobblestoned path
only to find a well that’s devoid of water
and a breadcrumbed poison rising in a writhing gut.
In a trail that marks its end,
a procession of pill bugs play on.
and the sprinklers keep turning.
Thrown like a sash to the flames
groans into a grave of grass.