Between Death and the Devil: Tarot Poems
Between Death and the Devil: Tarot Poems is out now, and I’m giving away copies for free over at StoryOrigin!
Portrait for Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
Shape me.Chisel me up some accomplishments.Don’t erase this mind with those smooth Sargent strokestrading a life for an eternal raised eyebrowreplacing a well-woven historywith a few lines about beauty. Don’t neglect the indents in my flesh —the armchair grasped too tightlyreupholstered in silk and nervous twitches.Carve my jaw hard like I grind it at nightbut…
Pacific Northwest Gothic: A Template
We start with fear and end with the fantasy. First, there is a corpse on a riverbank. Later, she dances on a stage with red velvet curtains. The North decays just as well as the South, but in deceptive ways. You won’t smell the body rot coming from the forest over the scent of…