From Modern Mythcraft to Magical Surrealism

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Poetry

Poetry

Paladin

Shrive me, beloved, / for I have exhausted / the bellows of / this particular life.

Poetry

How to Find Yourself Again

decide, in the ignorant way of children / that now’s the time to grow up / fold away your dreams / along with your wings

Poetry

Magic Carpet

Did anyone think about cleaning advice / for carpets stained with enchanted detritus / the silt from a thousand journeys

Poetry

Echidna

She didn’t cry when it happened. / She knew before the news told the story. / She knew in the way that a woman knows

Poetry

Visitor

Spinning languidly in a particle stream / forfeited to gravity and the final dead cold / lies a slender needle-ship / glinting against stygian space.

Poetry

Self-Portrait as Wolf

For weeks— / gather bones. / Meander underworld.

Poetry

The Knitting Bowl

Work wood on a potter’s wheel, mold it, / warmly glowing with oil eased in so it / forgets that it was never soil, never clay.

Poetry

Appeal to the Doppelgänger

so married / by skin / even my fingers rush to study / every dry groove you carve across / my own face, our face, / the single self, splitting into / foil and forgetting

Poetry

Dragonslayer

The knight shone brighter / and smiled wider than the / princess who would be his / bride and said, “I have done / It. I climbed the cliffs until / the clouds wove fog from / my breath.

Poetry

Black Beak (a Nonet)

Kongamato has breath like tendrils / of leathery fog.