“goddess” by Apryl Skies

she paints herself in mud
to hide her nakedness
digs a ditch to lie in

wishing to be ravaged
by rabbit or lion
reticent until dusk

do not disturb–
her mud now blood

when the beasts do not come
she plucks carrots to lure
from the place she once planted seeds

they sit on her chest
arms crossed–

only hungry locusts arrive
with sharp tusks
giraffes patterned the fields where she lay

that is how they found her.

Apryl Skies

Photo by LadyHawk/insight4cos

© 2012


  1. lkthayer · July 18, 2012

    Apryl, I love this dark poetic vision! I hope you like the photo I chose 🙂

    • Apryl Skies · July 18, 2012

      Thank you Lisa I love the image and really appreciate you highlighting this poem. What a strange dream! I always love your posts so it is always exciting to be a part of it!

  2. Mitch · July 18, 2012

    There are many fields of artistry like seeing cornfields sway and wild meadows smile as you journey thru stopping from time to time embellishing nature, thought and lust….

    • Apryl Skies · July 18, 2012

      Thank you Mitch. May the meadows continue to smile, and fields sway for you!

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