Monday, 16 January 2012



On a warm summer’s night you stand there shining your new hairdo dark and slicked down over your brow metal regaling you lips and diamonds in your teeth so sweetly you smile silk scarf at your throat you hold the butcher man’s door open wide so I can come inside and buy red meat for my soul you say softly that meat is good for your heart blood is good for your soul  as you take my hand and kiss the veins on the inside of my wrist white and thin white and thin was Marie Antoinette’s neck as she knelt with her head on the block white and thin till the blood fell and the blood ran thick blood is good for heart you say death is good for the soul.

From Homage to Eveline, published in Hecate,  2010 Copyright Mary Pomfret


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