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Dark Feminine

My Eyes are Starlight


I saw them coming

The hollow people

I saw too

The bird headed ones

Talons with fresh blood

Wings to fly the stars


And you,

All penitence and defiance

Swathed in dark linen

Shrouded in memory

Your kiss, bitter

Cold in the morning light

Was I just an idea?

Brief and without form

A comfort in the night


So, aeons passed

Another age of the earth


And now, beware

I may be hollow too

As I neglect to clean the blood

And my eyes are starlight


© Michelle Maiden, Friday 30th March 2011, 3am


Influences for the image include ancient Middle Eastern goddesses Ishtar and Astarte, and prehistoric bird-headed goddess figurines. 10in x 15in watercolour on paper