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

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

A Savor of You
by Angela Yuriko Smith

I will think of you
when the salt spray of the sea
mixes with my tears.

and regarding those tears, the years unwound
in a catastrophic cacophony of your torturous screams
the sounds drowned only by the crashing of my dreams
because with you nothing was ever what it seems and the lies
are what I lay with. Your false kisses and whispers were razors
across my being, you tore down the scraps of me until I lay
threadbare, naked, egoless, empty… dead.

But the dead do rise, a resurrection
of the vengeful, a revenge full of sweet umami
the salty taste of your life on my lips, reminding us
of the tears you wrung out of me, the salty waves that
take you now. Freedom was won for both of us. I, reborn
and you, newly deceased. I tore down the scraps of you until
the crabs gorged, a feast for fish, an offering… savored.

I will think of you
when the salt spray of the sea
mixes with my tears.

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

  1. afstewart says:

    Darkly powerful.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Good one, Angela! And you’re off to South America to spin more flash fictions (among other things!) — may your trip be safe and your fortune be great!

  3. I love the structure and pace of this poem – so skilfully captures the ebb and flow of her life and of the sea that liberates her.

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