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

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Parade of the Raven Prince
by Angela Yuriko Smith

He stands at the head
of a carnivalistic parade…
hungry and bizarre with
hollowed, craven eyes.
His sharp beak pierces
the dark side of my heart.
His ebon feathers tickle
my fancy and I blush.
His misshapen troupe
watches from behind
licking cracked lips
waiting for reactions…
will I run or stay?
I stay, hypnotized
by his compelling dark
gaze laden with promises—
annihilation for adoration
seems a good exchange
in the woods at night
when face to face with
the Raven Prince and
his possessive posse.
His stance says enough.
I am already owned. He
is the scavenger of souls…
the claimer of carcasses.
Boneless, helpless
I drop to the leaves
adding my humanity
to the detritus there….
cast it off like a girl’s
outgrown, faded frock
and open my chest
inviting him to dip his
razor beak into my soul
and drain me to a husk.
Somewhere, a witch’s tears
mar her silver scry as she
witnesses wilted and sad
girlhood fall forgotten to
the forest floor and her
child prisoner rise to join
a different twisted family.
I see her eyes in the mist
watching me from shadows
cast from my new master.
With no love lost I wave
soft and secret for her
that watches, blinded
as her monkey joins
another circus.

 

Fiction © Copyright Angela Yuriko Smith
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

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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', 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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1 Response to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Sotet_Angyal #LoH

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Your poem reads like a very Dark Carnival! Enjoyed the part about the crow, dipping its beak into her soul! Bewildered and confused, I ran screaming into the night!

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