Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Sotet_Angyal #LoH

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Butterflies Lie
by Angela Yuriko Smith

from butterflies—
pretty, false things.
Worms with wings
masquerading as
extreme caution.
They are deceitful.
They came from
the planet
wipe out
our food chain.
Nibble by nibble
they seek
by mastication
is mankind’s future
unless we hedge
our hedges
their plot
for global domination.
Beware of butterflies.
They all
Fiction © Copyright Angela Yuriko Smith
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About Nina D'Arcangela

Nina D’Arcangela is a quirky horror writer who likes to spin soul rending snippets of despair. She reads anything from splatter matter to dark matter. She's an UrbEx adventurer who suffers from unquenchable wanderlust. She loves to photograph abandoned places, bits of decay and old grave yards. Nina is a co-owner of Sirens Call Publications, a co-founder of the horror writer's group 'Pen of the Damned', founder and administrator of the Ladies of Horror Picture-prompt Monthly Writing Challenge, and if that isn't enough, put a check mark in the box next to owner and resident nut-job of Dark Angel Photography.
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8 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Sotet_Angyal #LoH

  1. Marge Simon says:

    crazy fun poem! Butterflies lie!

  2. Kaz Ess says:

    I am now glaring suspiciously at the butterflies in my garden… 😉🦋

  3. afstewart says:

    A terrific poem.

  4. Thank you! It was my first try at a hay(na)ku chain (or even just a hay(na)ku!)… very limiting form but I love the way the reverse verses make a wave pattern.

  5. Pingback: LoH and a Hay(na)Ku |

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