Daniel B. Silver

BLOOD


 
Blood has a smell but not everyone knows this
Surgeons and butchers, they do perhaps
But have they experienced it soaked in carpet in a days old black clot?
Or gushing from a friend’s wound after having been shot
Villainy has a face but few have had to see it
Away from the television’s glare and the babble of news speak
Evil has dead eyes that speak only for their owner
And people pay those like me to neither from them flee or cower