Excerpt: Medusa, The Lost Daughter

Excerpt from “A Prayer for Rain”

Peace is never without envy for the

hunger of power is never quelled by

the full belly, the bloat of satisfaction,

but solely by the act of conquest, the

acquisition of something that rest not

in your palms, but in someone else’s…

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Excerpt: Medusa, The Lost Daughter

Excerpt from “The Gorgon Awaits Her Fate”

“For sixteen years, the blood sun neither set

nor rose upon the basalt shores of

Sarpedon, where the gorgon slithered on

like a snake, her limbs and tail like a

scorpion, among the tombs she created”

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Cast Out of Eden: Severing Roots

Excerpt:

I dug deeper into the earth,

severing roots that were never fully connected,

ones that I thought that were a part of me.

 

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