Satan’s Garden

By Anna Cheung


Red across black, the blood moon
smeared her lunar cycle across the night
shedding the sky from scarlet to rust.

His garden
       awakened

Angloua Uniflora
Babies swaddled in flesh-petals,
bleary eyes beaded with dew-drops.
mouths gaping in silence, arms yearning.

Lamprocapnos spectabilis
Bleeding hearts hung, heavy
on tender stems, souls dripped in sorrow,
fuchsia hues veined in blue

Titan arum
Blooms of decayed meat
perfumed the air; a putrefying bouquet
stenched in sulfur, sewer and death

A breath of wind
                          exhaled

and the flowers swayed
in saddened symphony under the silence
of the crimson moon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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