From Modern Mythcraft to Magical Surrealism

Black Beak (a Nonet)

Kongamato has breath like tendrils

of leathery fog. it blisters

skin. clogs pores thick with terror.

no one dares meet its eyes.

instead, they summon

prayers. crouch beneath

a veil of

shadowed

screams.

B. Sharise Moore

B. Sharise Moore is a writer/educator, the host of Moore Books with B. Sharise on YouTube, and the Poetry Editor at Fiyah Literary Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction. A New Jersey native and graduate of Rutgers University, Moore’s poems and short stories have appeared in several anthologies and journals including For Harriet, The City: A Cyberfunk Anthology, and Chosen Realities: Summer 2020. Her YA steampunk/magical realism novel, Dr. Marvellus Djinn’s Odd Scholars, is set for an early 2021 release. For more about B. Sharise Moore, visit https://bsharisemoore.com/