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Black Swan by Sharmon Gazaway

The push and prick
in each shoulderblade
black-pocked silken skin
erupts—here, now, there
and there, coal-dull feathers.
Muscles flight-taut
the bewildered girl
weeps in her hands.

Photo by Evie Shaffer from Pexels

Author

  • Sharmon Gazaway's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction, Love Letters to Poe, Tiny Spoon, Backchannels and other publications. Her haiku was among The 17 Best Haiku of 2020 at The Society of Classical Poets. Sharmon writes in multiple genres but prefers speculative.

    Sharmon Gazaway sharmon2629@att.net

Sharmon Gazaway

Sharmon Gazaway's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction, Love Letters to Poe, Tiny Spoon, Backchannels and other publications. Her haiku was among The 17 Best Haiku of 2020 at The Society of Classical Poets. Sharmon writes in multiple genres but prefers speculative.

One thought on “Black Swan by Sharmon Gazaway

  • Beautiful! A wonderful blend of image and raw emotion.

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