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Bleached Shadows

Bleached Shadows

written by: Freya Pickard



bleached shadows reveal
these stilted masks
that hide the truth
even from ourselves

I veer from
dreaming of your neck
between my jaws
to yearning for your body
to align with mine

the safety of lunacy
no need to think
no room for reason
just instinct and reaction

sable shadows bemuse
occlude vision

opposition attracts;
my obsidian soul
your coal bright passion
simultaneous submission –
point taken

silver moonlight
makes a pallid cast
of your living flesh

dangerous fire
inside our hearts;

one way or another
by dawn
you or I will be dead

Freya Pickard

Freya Pickard

Pushcart Prize nominee, Freya Pickard, is the quirky, unusual author of The Kaerling series, an epic fantasy set in the strange and wonderful world of Nirunen. A cancer survivor, she writes mainly dark fantasy tales and creates expressive poetry in order to leach the darkness from her soul. Her aim in life is to enchant, entertain and engage with readers through her writing. She finds her inspiration in the ocean, the moors, beautifully written books and vinyl music (particularly heavy metal and rock). She enjoys Hatha Yoga, Bhangra and Yogalates and in her spare time creates water colours and pastel drawings of the worlds in her head.
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