*  This the third in my series of Janis Joplin inspired works. 

Janis Joplin ~ Photo by Janis Joplin. © Fantality Corp

Smoky hearts filled the room
Lights were dim shadows seemed to loom
Fear was present, it cast its spell
No one moved they couldn’t tell
Right from wrong nor which was hell
Quietly left, I snuck away
Hoping to live even one more day.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016