Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Amy Zoellers @breakfastpoet @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

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The Invisible
by Amy Zoellers

They wearied of being invisible

there

under the water,

skin and flesh long forgotten now.

The mothers all warned

as they had been warned:

Don’t trail your fingers

Don’t dip your feet

(nomatterhowthirstytheyfeelintheheat)

.

Underneath,

the hidden dead,

(flesh and skin long forgotten)

are weary of being invisible.

.

What cravings may haunt them tonight?

To be seen at last?

To reveal themselves?

To welcome you—sweet longed-for,

fresh-velvet-plump company—

into their bone-arms and silt-lair?

.

Trail your fingers in the water

(if you dare)

Drench your toes in the canal

(and despair).

.

Fiction © Copyright Amy Zoellers
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com.
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About Amy Zoellers:

Art! Fun!! Poetry and song! Portraits, dolls, prints, jewelry… and so much more! Click on her Instagram name and visit her LinkTree: Hipness and Outrage!

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3 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Amy Zoellers @breakfastpoet @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Love that last stanza. Perfect!

  2. afstewart says:

    An excellent poem and very creepy.

  3. Love the rhythm of this poem and your clever use of brackets for emphasis – nicely done.

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