Raving Madness


By brian francis

The gathering commences
as the rattle of a key silences
the waiting crowd.

Doors fly open
Swallowing, one by one,
young, lean, decorated bodies.

The phone number was dead
Just a few hours ago.
No answer to the ringing.

Then the message came
A warehouse was announced
The party was on — rush, rush, rush

South of Euclid Street near the river
Behind the building painted red
Double wide green doors
the sign of Apollo marks the place

Lasers shoot across the expanse
Echoing from mirrors
hidden in darkness.
Ricocheting through the air
Silently screaming by

The jarring waves of techno
Assail and assault the mind
As bodies wreathe in delight
In a sexual and sensual dance

Images flow together
In the darkness
shattered by the strobes
Pulsing energy absorbs
Inhibitions and releases desire

The dance comes from within
First trickling out in slow movements
Then slowly swelling to a flood
And engulfing so completely

The bodies tortured and adorned
With metal piercings
Jerk and twist in spasmodic expression

The edges – the walls attract the lurkers
Trippers and hawks of every kind
Watching the darkness through the flashes.

The bodies touching creating ecstasy
ancient emotions taking control
Instincts as old as man

Eye candy dances on the walls
Laser portraits and designs
Projections through colored acetate

Song and rhythm fading into each other
Minutes and hours passing with the beat
Until the sunrise and reality


Copyright ©2020 brian francis

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brian francis

Born and raised in the idyllic environment of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A rural paradise perfect for a roving childhood. Now living in the desert southwest, with a flock of parrots, a pigeon, and Three dogs.

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