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Alison Marr

Flash fiction, poetry and other musings.

Nevermore O Tahiti by Gaugin

October 10, 2019 | Poetry

She has summoned the Devil Bird and it paces the sill

watching the night sky swell like a dark rolling sea

She is an ecstasy of warm flesh on the sombre bed

where the blue flowers pulse like wounds

her body sighs and her eyes spit with fierce lights

She is impatient to go. In the closet her feathers rustle

She wants to fly with the Devil Bird up into the night

till they stand at the door of the moon

tapping tap tapping at the door of the moon