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The Crows Ate Her Heart
by Melissa R. Mendelson
Love pushed her way forward,
scraping her feet against barren soil,
her arms bleeding from razor sharp thorns.
This world was foreign to her now,
the landscape changed,
more wild and wicked,
but she clung to hope,
knowing that sanctuary still existed.
Finally, she found it.
lifting her as she raced,
but as she got closer,
her scars laughed out in victory.
The heart was there,
but on its side,
Slowly, it rose and fell
as if still trying to breathe,
recoiling from touch.
Pieces slipped away like jagged tears,
and along its skin, impressions made
by crows, who found it first.
Fiction © Copyright Melissa R. Mendelson
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
About Author Melissa R. Mendelson:
Melissa R. Mendelson is a Horror, Science-Fiction, and Dystopian Author. Her short stories have been published by Sirens Call Publications, Dark Helix Press, and Transmundane Press. She also has a variety of short stories and poetry available on Medium.