I can feel the demon’s breath on the back of my neck, musty warmth of dark seduction mixed with the scents of sorrows induced by the sin of rebellion and a hint of death.
Goosebumps crawling to the crown of my mind, invite the thoughts of enticing evil in the structure of lies, lust, and retaliation mixed with an overflowing pitcher of greed.
Plans develop, crawling flesh begins to itch as the breath moves up my neck to the earlobe and a sound is heard, the sound of burning hair and skin.
Fire crackling words penetrate my cerebellum and bring a likable pain to my skull marrow and I begin to sweat drops of indigent unrighteousness.
I start thinking of women who aren’t mine to think of in the way I’m thinking of them swirling together with ideas of things I want to take that don’t belong to me.
I hear his voice whisper loudly, are not all things good in the eyes of God?
At the mention of his name, I am catapulted into reality and shake off the fog.
I see the foe which looked beautiful just a moment ago for the truth of what he is as I remember thou shall not live by bread alone but by every word the proceeds from the mouth of God.
Slowly I turn finding solace in the word and resist the seduction of death, losing the world but, gaining my very soul which I lay down in the center of this Crossroad.
© Billy Charles Root
Excerpt from the book The Hyde I Hide
About the Author
Billy Charles Root was born October 21, 1975, in San Bernardino California and was for the most part raised by my father In Rialto and Apple Valley California. In 1995 I moved to Oklahoma where my wife Tina and I have nine children combined and 3 grandchildren. I have been a professional automotive technician for twenty years now and I still am for the United States postal service.
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