Monday, October 31, 2011

Conjuring Gumbo

(To Lestat on his latest demoiselle)

She boils your name
with peeled shrimp, parsnips
pearl onions and rice.
Cajun spices kill
its long whisper dragging
like Spanish moss on the wind,
so often luring her
to the balcony when light
pales with the distance.

Distracted by a sudden
spillover, the nervous flame,
she forgets the mushrooms
and the wild effect
of your musk, winged prince
still lingering
in the blue melody
of her veins.
This haunting painting is created by fantasy artist, Linda Bergvist.

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