Skinwalker

Bear’s Belly by Edward S. Curtis (Arikara Indian half-length portrait, facing front, wearing bearskin) 1908

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Close the curtains if you dare,

but in the still of night…

The walker will be standing there,

and you’ll be filled with fright.

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With no control, and trembling,

catch a glimpse of eyes aglow.

Penetrating glass as gazes lock,

your fear begins to show.

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Walker will absorb your thoughts,

then spit them out with bone.

Emulate a beast with wicked charms

to make the weak ones moan.

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His mask is thick to avoid sight.

There are weapons by his side.

The skinwalker is fast and agile,

so don’t bother trying to hide.

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Swallow the curse. Savor the pain.

There is nothing more to do.

After taking locks of precious hair,

he will steal your soul from you.

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 by Felicia Lujan

4.3.2012

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2 Comments on “Skinwalker”

  1. KC Says:

    Nice! Elements of horror and myth and images of intense and nightmare level clarity. I like it!

    KC

    • flujan Says:

      Lotssss of interpretations are possible. All of my work is highly symbolic and intricate! I 2 love the darkness! Still- I am full of light… 🙂


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