A Song of Bones
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by Donna Taylor Burgess
Category: Horror/Dark Fantasy Year's Best Horror Honorable Mention
Description: A collection of gothic poetry from author Donna Taylor Burgess. Illustrations also by Burgess.
eBook Publisher: Naked Snake Press, 2004 2004
eBookwise Release Date: December 2005
3 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [50 KB]
Reading time: 9-12 min.
A Dance of Gemini
A pair--ashen and melancholy
Joined together by the heart
They vowed to never part,
Stitched their hands together
With sharpened baby's bone
Strands from the girl's gown
Frayed hair from the boy's scalp.
They licked the blood that flowed from the holes
War paint and lipstick and crayons
Melted on translucent flesh,
Vowed it would make them one
Lip prints tattooed to skin and soul
Desperation adorned with hope
The Gemini fled this Cimmerian sphere.