The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
Maybe I Should
by Alina Măciucă
A saucer magnolia tree sprang from my grave
a long time before I
have passed since my enterrement.
I sometimes grab its roots when I toss and turn.
We hold hands.
The bee that just stung you
— so much pain caused by such a tiny creature —
has been foraging on its flowers
for quite a while,
and that minuscule tear in your skin
is a door for me to go in
and make myself comfortable
I haven’t decided yet, though.
If I leave, the saucer magnolia
without my hand to hold.
I could bring it with me, and an abundance
magnolia flowers would grow out of
your mouth, your ears, your nostrils.
I just hope you don’t mind bees
More about Alina Măciucă:
Alina Măciucă enjoys reading, writing, buying odd trinkets, and taking photos of beautifully decaying buildings. She has formally studied religion and hermeneutics at the University of Bucharest, and really has a thing for the Greco-Roman mysteries and Gnosticism, as well as for Renaissance magic. She lives in Bucharest with her very supportive boyfriend, their two cats, and an ever-expanding vinyl and book collection.