“Chupacabra Love” on PoetryNook

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It’s PoetryNook Monday! It’s been pointed out to me that PoetryNook no longer pays cash prizes but I still plan on trying to submit a new poem each week. It’s a low-stress way to build my inventory and try out new ideas.

Keeping it short this week, as I’m up to my eyeballs in magazine layout for issue #138. This one was inspired by a recent question about my favorite monster and why.

Here’s the poetic answer…

Chupacabra Love

Oh, Chupacabra!
Your brimstone voice, your low growl
has stolen my heart.

Clever little hands—
perfect to hold chicken necks
and cling to goat backs.

Wrinkled, hairless skin
means no shedding on my floor
or hair in my bed…

Read the rest on PoetryNook.com

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About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She is a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She co-publishes Space and Time, a publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction since 1966. Join the community at spaceandtime.net
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2 Responses to “Chupacabra Love” on PoetryNook

  1. Marge Simon says:

    I liked the poem so much (fitting for October season!) that I left a response plus a “Like”, so I wish you all the best!

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