With one great gulp I ingest the liquid.
Pain envelops my mind, ceasing to wane.
Now my grotesque features are evicted.
Yet all the affliction does not refrain.
My demeanour split, a battle within.
Like poison it burns me, devastating.
Willingness to go on is wearing thin.
It fails to subside, my teeth grating.
My whole figure is enraptured in change.
A new manner emerges, body fresh.
Alternative thoughts quash that monster’s reign.
His baleful frame hidden by my true flesh.
I have arisen, from the beast’s abode.
A monstrous beginning I have rode.
A sonnet inspired by “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson