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MUD OR MAN

Her soul formed the sketch of a bear in the sky, the name of Ursa Major, her soul dotted in stars on the dark span of the sky.
April 27, 2016

Leaves weaved into her hair, grass looking piercing but feeling soft, laced around delicate fingers, a celestial body that belonged among the stars lay nude among the imperfect earth that was dented with...

Egyptian Myths Are Still Alive Today

Many ancient stories are still present in today’s time. Photo used with permission by Leilani Gibbons.
March 22, 2016

Sekhmet is an animal on the battlefield. She guns down every enemy she sees, smiling when they look at her with fear. And when she returns she makes sure everyone has their wounds checked. As she...

Leo

She is my goddess, always. Photo credit to Leilani Gibbons.
December 1, 2015

I idolize her fly-aways Like sylphs, Banding on a vibrant dull. A lion's song, a kingdom come, A crown of soot and soil. I adulterate her cupid's bow A psyche, Bending on a serpent whim. A hierophant,...

Vaporous

Nature is a mother, fiercer than her blooms.
September 24, 2015

Boys like Persephone with their ankled Flowers, beautiful Are the harbringers of a reality With limp-spread wings and slacked backs And kisses from their succubi, golden. Boys like Hades with their...

Journey Through the Underworld

The pit awaits, awash with flames and darkness. Watching and waiting to swallow sinners whole.
May 5, 2015

The Underworld: a place of fire and brimstone where evil souls are thrown into its dark maw and punished for all eternity. Around the world, different cultures believe in different versions of the underworld...

The Game of the Devil

“I would like to play the Game of Kings.”
November 18, 2013

The man sat at the table, alone except for the board game in front of him. He sat there for a while, staring at the board as if the people milling around him did not matter. He wore a hooded cloak, which...

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