Orpheus Rebooted

Thomas W Case

Just like Orpheus,
I descended.
my digression was
for different
Yeah, I tried to
rescue you from
your hell.
Bring you out of
the degradation,
the debauchery.

It smelled like
vomit and piss.
The swine squealed.
The harpies shrieked.
I looked
too long.
I became you.

Thank God I escaped.
Fate dragged me
out by the scruff
of my neck.
I will never
visit your
You've made it
your home.

  • Author: Thomas W Case (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 14th, 2023 00:18
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 8
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  • peto

    Great write Thomas
    Really glad to discover your writing
    Sounds like a rescue attempt not appreciated
    Loved the read
    Orpheus.. son of muse?
    Yours is definitely alive and well

  • Thomas W Case

    Thank you, glad I discovered this site.

  • LIZ

    "Thank God I escaped"!! How powerful is that!!!!! We can't save anyone! A hard concept to grasp. Thank you for sharing!!

  • Introverted Sage

    The darkness becomes some and consumes others. Great write!

  • Parisab

    Toxic defined meticulously! We become the company we save and ‘thank God for fate’ so that we find you here-I hope that you are ascending to your desired heights now…

    • Thomas W Case

      I am. Thank you. I'm very excited about the publication of my recent book, Seedy Town Blues Collected Poems. Life is good and this is a wonderful site.

      • Parisab

        Congratulations! Great task to accomplish…

      • 1 more comment

      • Goldfinch60

        Yes you have escaped into the wonder of your own world Thomas.


      • orchidee

        Orpheus invited me for dinner there one day at his place - no thanks! lol.

        • Thomas W Case


          • orchidee

            A bad hair day for him! lol.

          • aDarkerMind

            you have a talent my friend.
            impressive indeed;

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