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.

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The world egg, he guards.

The final act of his love—

his lover’s last wish.

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Nestled in the stars

and swaddled in nebula

warmed by the sun flares.

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Beneath the oceans

amniotic lava flows

nourishing his whelp.

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His eye, fixated

as he spins in retrograde—

in observation.

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He waits for the day

the earth crust will burst apart

and release his son.

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Nothing will be left

now having served its purpose

Gaia dies at birth.

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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 SpaceandTime.net 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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