Shaman Interrupted by Mumtaz Desai

 Shaman Interrupted

The spirit in pain, 
in anguish
Hangs over head by a thread,
Thin as hair,
Sharp,
It cuts.

Like punch and Judy,
Im dangled
The puppet.
Not in my body I am,
Somewhere.

As soul releases its burden
I call down the curtain for certain
Within a sphere. 
Bare. 
Somewhere

Long curled charcoaled nailed, 
Slit wrists,
Demon eyes,
Shadows,
Sick highs. Hospitalised

Glitch,
Switch 
Twitch 
Back
Off track
Glitch

Cracked lips
I rewind

The mud slithers 
Down the legs
The pus,
The vile goes back up instead

What did you say?
Are you here?
Are you 2?
Are you 3?
You odd,
weird, 
rotten
You ugly. Forgotten

Buried alive with crows,
Buried alive.
Are you there?
What did you say?
Alice?!!!