Why did I write it? From May 2019, the image shows the statue of a horned goddess. She kneels in a river, pondering. I imagined her watching a new batch of tasty pilgrims approach. She welcomes their delusions. The last stanza is my favorite…
the pungent meat
of self-inflicted calamity
briny with weeping
fresh on the bone.
It reminds me of how we are so often our own worst enemies, weeping over situations we have done to ourselves. This is “She Waits,” written by me and performed by Ryan Aussie Smith for Nina D’Arcangela‘s Ladies of Horror monthly photo prompt.