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Night Shade

by Katrina Thornley 12 months ago in surreal poetry

Beautiful moments

Your poison was so beautiful I took a bite, and relished in the taste of defeat.

Despite warnings and signs I strove

To turn the poison to healing,

Taking flowers and stem

Soft petals and pungent oils

To the heat in hopes

Of conjuring the power

Of my foremothers.

But poison is poison.

Your delicate colors

And thin stemmed love

Were a ruse

To turn angelic thoughts

To devil play things

And crumble a castle

Thought unbreakable.

Dust to dust, I crumble in your

Night Shade.

-Katrina Thornley

Did you enjoy this poem? My poetry collection, Arcadians: Lullaby in Nature, was recently published.

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Katrina Thornley

Katrina Thornley is a Rhode Island based author with 2 collections of poetry currently published. Arcadians: Lullaby in Nature and Arcadians: Wooden Mystics can both be found on Amazon as well as on www.seekatwrite.com.

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