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WINTER 2021-22

 

Alifair Skebe

Thanatos Takes Psyche into His Bed

We are transformed by animality.

                       —Helene Cixous

Psyche, we are alone now.

Fog gathers on the glass.

Press a finger to the haze,

spell the strokes of your name.

A delicate scent.

The mythical sex,

despondent call of a god

to wild animal.

You twitch and moan.

 

Alifair Skebe is a poet and visual artist living in Rhode Island. She is author of four books of poetry and a handful of flash fiction