Oubliette by (xeno-unit)

this dank hole
with its smothering smell
of decay
a shaft of dying
sunlight pinpointing
endless despair
the taste of
lifeblood as it
seeps from cracked lips
the feel of dirt
under fingernails
that can dig no more
a sense of
this punishment
graciously bestowed
by mother

(xeno-unit) is one of the pen names used by t. santitoro, editor of the minimal genre poetry magazine, Scifaikuest. Dark poetry isn’t one of santitoro’s usual mediums, but sometimes it works.
Published 5/12/19