It’s always a celebration when you get your first piece published, no matter how big the edition it goes into. I am so very grateful to have been chosen from hundreds of works submitted to the 2018 edition of Mayhem! I cannot replicate the piece here until after the magazine comes out, but I have for your enjoyment put below the winter piece I was working on, which was also submitted but not picked (this time!).
Sad skies with silks of thunder
frost my skin with siren song.
Serve a palate of grey and afternoon
shroud heavy on my windowsill.
Hail, sculpt pearls for a blessed rosary
entwined in twig-bare hands.
Time to pacify the silver mere
as twilights curtain falls like dust.
Bring the lullaby of lightening
to douse insolent ears black.
Reverent night, now paints the canvas
shaken clean by snowflake stars.