The Blighted Pip
the grail roosts centre stage
ogling the viewer, hollow empty,
the object, the subject, contains
the other, nesting like faceless
matryoshka dolls hiding a secret
half tones of blue
cozied up to shadow
wasp waisted prostitutes wallow
skinned in fish tones
confront the despair
drink in desire
twist the frame
This poem was written for the 20 Poem Challenge.
Deborah Guzzi's poetry appears in Magazines: Existere - Journal of Arts and Literature in Canada, Tincture in Australia, Cha: Asian Literary Review, Hong Kong, China, Eunoia in Singapore, Latchkey Tales in New Zealand, Vine Leaves Literary Journal in Greece, mgv2>publishing in France, RedLeaf Poetry, India and Travel by the Book, Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal, Sounding Review, Kyso Flash, The Aurorean, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Liquid Imagination, Poetry Quarterly, Page & Spine, Ekphrastic: Writing and Art on Art and Writing and others in the USA. Her new book The Hurricane is available now through Prolific Press.
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