Meat for freaks, by Mathias Jansson
It’s a carnival of steam
joy and screams
when the circus shows
its new exciting
knife throwing machine
downtown New Orleans
Come closer, come closer!
come and see, tonight all is free!
come and visit our bizarre circus team!
The crowd sits tightly packed
when the machine
with chrome and pipes and steam
starts with a roaring scream
Thousands of knives per second
a lightning of steel in the dark
a sound of chopping thunder
when the visitors falls
as sliced cucumber to the ground
Crazy clowns and fat ballerinas
filling their buckets
with bloody meat and guts
in the spotlight of the circus ring
the manager smiling satisfied
when starved people, animal and beasts
once again can feast on meat
BIO: Mathias Jansson is a Swedish art critic and horror poet. He has been published in magazines as The Horror Zine Magazine, Dark Eclipse, Schlock, The Sirens Call, Apehlion and Trembles Horror Magazine. He has also contributed to several anthologies from Horrified Press, James Ward Kirk Fiction, Source Point Press and other publisher. Homepage: http://mathiasjansson72.blogspot.se/ Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mathias-Jansson/e/B00BTDBYBQ/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_4?qid=1366806658&sr=8-4
Posted on May 3, 2014, in Issue 13: Southern Fried Freak Show and tagged bizarro, e-zine, Freak Show, freakpunk, genre blender, horror, monsters, poetry, The Were-Traveler. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.