Carousel Exorcisms

horses dislocate their jaws
and froth at the mouth,
as the demons absorb themselves
into their shining ceramic skin

the children sing and clap,
as the demons posses their bodies
embedding themselves into their skeletons
for the transitions into older eyes

and that was how it started,
with a promise,
of satanic oblivion and burnt surahs
until nothing but insanity and lust remained
until they starved to death.