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

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

Divine Purpose
by Angela Yuriko Smith

He hangs in the sky

Disappointment and regret—

vaporous exhales


of luminous green

and serpentine violet

obstructing the stars.


The world egg, he guards.

The final act of his love—

his lover’s last wish.


Nestled in the stars

and swaddled in nebula

warmed by the sun flares.


Beneath the oceans

amniotic lava flows

nourishing his whelp.


His eye, fixated

as he spins in retrograde—

in observation.


He waits for the day

the earth crust will burst apart

and release his son.


Nothing will be left

now having served its purpose

Gaia dies at birth.



More from Angela Yuriko Smith:

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author and co-publisher of Space and Time magazine, a publication that has been printing speculative fiction, art and poetry since 1966. Together we build a poem as a community each month. Visit “Exquisite Corpse” at to submit.

Catch up with Angela here!


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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @darc_nina #LoH

  1. afstewart says:

    A fantastic poem.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Good one, Angela! I thought Gaia was like Mother Nature. Female. Did I miss something?

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