Jaya Blackburn – 3 Poems

happily never after

 

shadow fairies

with pointed tails

yeah

like the devil

their t-shirts proclaim

‘death saves’

 

as they dance

through dark hallways

yeah

in my mind

 

i catch

tiny glimpses

mesmerizing phrases pulled backwards

through ruby red lips

forked tongues

slither through my psyche

 

whispering

promises

of happily

never after

 

 

 

 

your turn

 

the dark forest invitations

have been sent

your presence has been requested

at the banquet

to dine

on poison apples

and voodoo

so sweet

cookies say ‘eat me’

so you do

and you realize

the Dark Prince

sitting next to you

lips like red red roses

thorns tattooed

and his neck

bleeds your name

another stranger arrives

carrying red red roses

for your casket

you feebly dispute

their necessity

as the Dark Prince

looks at you

quietly smiling

have you eaten

he asks

we really should get going

all the arrangements have been made

and others are awaiting their turn

 

 

 

wandering nightly

 

circles serenade the moon
drumbeats in shadows
escapades slip

through the centers of stars
magic incantations
to open new worlds

 

peel back the myth
expose the lust

 

excursions and dimensions
for desirous playthings

 

creatures of habit

wandering nightly

 

into the forest
to lick at the edges
slip into your dreams

forever faithful

 

to fantasies

and nightmares

 

come true

 

 

 

jaya is fascinated with books, writing and putting words together to create experience. favorite themes include death, spirituality and fantasy realms. jaya has a minor in writing from psu and is about to start working on her masters in thanatology – the study of death and dying. jaya just celebrated her very first publication in an anthology independently published in pdx by arq press. when she dies she wants her ashes spread in the poetry section of powell’s books.

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