I Am the Headsman

I am the headsman.

I collect

the blank stares of the


the ineptitude of the


the relentless levity of the

perpetual clown.

I am the headsman.

I collect

the pride of the


the boasts of the


the innocence of the


I am the headsman,

I collect

the schemes of

my enemies,

the dreams of

my friends,

the fantasies of

my lovers.

And when I can

no longer

lift the gift of death

I bear,

I will set the bloody basket afire,

and climb on top

to burn


the final dissolution



© Alfred W. Smith Jr.

Author: smithaw50

I live in NJ. Concentrating now on a getting a full time writing career started. Glad you could be with me on the journey. Ready? Here we go...

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