A doppelgänger cask
Rests deep beneath his skin
Like Schrödinger’s famed flask
It seeps poison deep within

A doctor throughout the day
Who bears a vastly darker side
Tries to hold this fiend at bay
One he knows he cannot Hyde

While sanity’s held inside his soul
To admit madness he was loath
Never knowing who has control
Like the cat, it must be both

Soon the change would manifest
Without serum be the cause
Murderous rage and wild unrest
Eventually gave him pause

Loosed upon the night, he can’t be
His final note would make amend
“I bring the life of that unhappy
Henry Jekyll to an end”

art: Dr Jekyll’s transformation by Lorenzo Mastroianni

Published by a.d.matthias

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