When rooted in casual cruelty,
mistakes pollute the blood,
grow twisted bones,
coat the throat with kindling;
laughter turns into breath-pilfering fires
that burn on the tip of the tongue,
forcing the spirit to crave for mercy
it hasn’t served to others.
Crows hear the screams of the rotten
(feed on them);
when carrion eaters go for the heart,
when howling flesh fills the ears of their guts,
a murder and two births change everything.
Process Note: Below are “Blooming Howls” 1 and 2, by Gina Morley, paintings inspired by my Blooming Howls short story collection. Gina painted a critical moment in the lives of two of the characters in the first story. This poem adds another layer to said moment.
linked to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (Tuesday Platform–on Wednesday *cough*)
You thought I forgot to announce the winners of my “As Deliciously Geeky as Me” giveaway, didn’t you? Just kidding, I know you trust your wicked witchy writer, right? *cough*
Here are the winners (in the order they were selected by Random.Org):
• Rommy – Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs
• Ashley (Ash_Lynn) – The Matryoshku Murders
• Jonquil – Garlic, an Edible Biography: The History, Politics, and Mythology behind the World’s Most Pungent Food—with over 100 Recipes
Congratulations, my Wicked Darlings! Please send me an email (magalyguerrero @ live . com) with your mailing address. I hope you enjoy the reading, and tell me all about it. 😉