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In the forlorn dark
where the hues are atrophy
and grief
you sit with your ragged hair
dragging pentacles in the dust.

Here the five elements are:
skin, blood, lightning
last breath and

The word for desire
is "haunted"
in this tilted room
overlooking the broken
cliffs of the moon.

Wendy Rathbone has poetry and stories published in Asimov's, Aboriginal SF, Tomorrow, Writers of the Future, Hot Blood, Bending the Landscape, Tales of the Unanticipated, Dreams and Nightmares, Flesh and Blood, Talebones, Edgar, and more. Her poetry chapbook Scrying The River Styx won first place in the 1998 Anamnesis Poetry Chapbook contest. Her most recent chapbook, Autumn Phantoms, is available from Flesh and Blood Press.

Bio to come.
Current Issue
26 Feb 2024

I can’t say any of this to the man next to me because he is wearing a tie
Language blasts through the malicious intentions and blows them to ash. Language rises triumphant over fangs and claws. Language, in other words, is presented as something more than a medium for communication. Language, regardless of how it is purposed, must be recognized as a weapon.
verb 4 [C] to constantly be at war, spill your blood and drink. to faint and revive yourself. to brag of your scars.
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