A DECADE OF SOLITUDE-Rana Kelly/ 2nd star to the Left, straight on ’til morning

 

Almost a decade

 

Of desolation and disguise.

 

Of loneliness and downcast eyes.

 

My spine was pulled

 

Out of my mad mouth

 

And I laid there breathless

 

For this eternity.

 

Fear of the enemy

 

Pushed me to soliloquy

 

For an eternity

 

Of my wolves hunted

 

And fresh hell.

 

I walk forward over water

 

Washed clean of your sickness

 

You cannot kick me

 

In the guts again.

 

I will rise

 

And eat your face

 

Shred your skin

 

And walk westward

 

Crushing your setting sun.


[Rana Kelly was born and raised in the Deep South, and now resides in the Southwest.  Her poetry, personal essays, short fiction, and photography has been published in anthologies and literary magazines far and wide over the years, from Caesura to featherproof press, FM to Ceremony Collected. Her first novel, Until Her Darkness Goes, was published in 2015. She’s currently writing her second novel under a pseudonym.]

Author: Sudden Denouement

A Literary Collective

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