Night Shade

by Katrina Thornley about a year ago in surreal poetry

Beautiful moments

Night Shade

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

Despite warnings and signsI stroveTo turn the poison to healing,Taking flowers and stemThe petals and oilsTo the heat in hopes Of conjuring the power Of my foremothers.

But poison is poison.

Your delicate colorsAnd thin stemmed loveWere a ruse To turn angelic thoughts To devil play thingsAnd crumble a castle Thought unbreakable.

Dust to dust, I crumble in yourNight Shade.

surreal poetry
Katrina Thornley
Katrina Thornley
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Katrina Thornley

Katrina Thornley is a Rhode Island based author that graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in English. She lives in the middle of the woods and enjoys hiking, photography, painting, and candle making.

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