lukewarm: daily prompt

Luke Warm
Was a
Luke man

Some might
Even call him
A warm man

Regardless,

Now 
he is a
–Dead man.

Luke Warm
Haunts
Hammond Salvage

In December

Luke Warm
leaves
Lace doilies
In the
Middle
Of the
Show floor

Persistently

To say
“Hi”
To employees

Customers
Feel him

Once
At close

He set off
An alarm clock
Despite it’s
Electrical
Disconnection

A friend
Of a friend
Who works there
Told me
She felt
A Cold presence

But,

I’m willing
to bet

She
-really-
felt

Luke Warm.

Lukewarm

i don’t know, man

i am
a big man
and i say,

“you can’t,”

“i cared
about you,”

and,

no one
else
will.”

“i am a
messy
man”

and
“i’d like to
fix you.”

“i’d like you
to sit
with me,”

and
id like you
to,

“pretend
for me.”

i am a
needy
man;

I will
use you.

i will
convince
you,

and
i will
abuse
you.

ventriloquism
emotion,

watch me
feed on
the empathy.

i am
a snake
of a man,

i’ll
exhaust you.

release
my skin
of you;

unhinging
this jaw
for
new prey.

shell of
a man,

i preoccupy.

hollow man
plastered over,

screaming treason
at those closest.

“i am an
angry man,”

i will
destroy
You;

shattering
self-meaning.

“i am a
scared man.”

i
will
need you.

“you
will not
be
there,

and
i cannot
blame you.”