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Convention’s Absence

Convention’s Absence

written by: Miya Yamanouchi


His ceaseless sadistic sensuality
is my portal,
thrusting me
into a different time and space.

A place of delicate delirium,
blanketed in perverted proclivities,
where nothing



but he.

A setting of serene sacrificial servitude,
where my one purpose,




A world of slaughterous promises,
prettily packaged,
as tenderly love.

A domain where neck and hand,
prove exhaustedly inseparable,
where oxygen is but secondary
to desire,
a realm where my pain,
is his lustful compulsion,
and I,





A land of merciless messy madness,
where his deranged sentiments,

tuck me in

to sleep

at night.

Miya Yamanouchi

Miya Yamanouchi

Miya Yamanouchi is a writer in South Eastern Europe whose words appear in magazines, books, textbooks, news outlets and literary journals across the globe including Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Counselling and is a Master of Communication student with a 90 plus average. Her journalistic work can be found at Balkan Insight and The Sarajevo Times where she has reported on post-conflict issues including landmines, mine victims, transitional justice, genocide denial and ethnic tensions. In August 2020, Miya took her first ever creative writing class at university where she discovered a love for writing fiction and poetry. Since then her poetic work has been published in Poets and War, SpillWords Press and Poetry Atlas, while her flash fiction stories can be found at Friday Flash Fiction, 50-Word Stories and 101 Words. Her first ever short story, ‘A Tale From The Black Ink Sea’ was published in Drunken Pen Writing followed by SpillWords Press, where it was shortlisted for Publication of the Month. Miya has lived on three different continents and an island in the South Sea, and is currently learning her third language. Her writing reflects her multifaceted personality and unique, diverse life experiences.
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