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October 2022
 
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The Cranberry Bog

by Kenneth Vincent Walker


From terrifying
Campfire stories
To urban legends;
Distorted, morbid,
Sordid tales of yore.

The early morning
Fog has now lifted;
Yet a nauseating,
Unsettled feeling
Persists looming on

The edge of horror.

Below the surface
Of a crimson water
Which bleeds out
Freely as lifeless
Bodies float, empty

Boats, fallen logs,
Eroding, bloating,
Decomposing just
Below the tainted,
Stained surface of

The cranberry bog.


© 2022 Kenneth Vincent Walker

Kenneth Walker likes to remain mysterious.

Find more by Kenneth Vincent Walker in the Author Index.