local_library Seduction

by Stephanie Smith

Published in Issue No. 294 ~ November, 2021

I dance with the immortal in

a sort of eldritch paradise,

stirring up feelings in my bones

like a late Summer seduction

that lasts long past midnight


I dredge up dreams of long ago

My heart screams heavy metal melodies

as if the phantoms of my past

were lovers I don’t recall


Our flesh entwined, our very breath

born of the blackest verse,

the most scintillating poems

only those who have died and come back

could compose











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Stephanie Smith is a poet and writer living in Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in such publications as ABYSS & APEX, WHISTLING SHADE, THE HORROR ZINE, ILLUMEN, and LIQUID IMAGINATION.