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Love Carnage

Love Carnage

written by: Carrie Magness Radna

@cmrboxwoodstar1

 

New ribbon
now stripped of
its color, pinked
by shears, into
dark pinky threads,
from a hearty
red; dreading
its certain
destruction
after St. Valentines,
when the chocolate
strawberries are
gone. She wants
to leave behind
a souvenir
after the love
carnage; flecks
of once bloody
ribbon are now
mounted in
a scrapbook,
leaving a tail
or trail, like
bloody meat
scraps after
a night of
marathon sex

Carrie Magness Radna

Carrie Magness Radna

Born in Norman, Oklahoma, Carrie Magness Radna is an archival audiovisual cataloger at the New York Public Library, a singer, a lyricist-songwriter and a poet who loves to travel. Her first chapbook, Conversations with dead composers at Carnegie Hall (Flutter Press: 1st edition; now out-of-print) was published in January 2019, and her second chapbook, Remembering you as I go walking (Boxwood Star Press: self-published) was published in August 2019. Her first poetry collection, Hurricanes never apologize (Luchador Press) was published in December 2019, now available for purchase online (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBooks, etc.). She won third prize for “The tunnel” (category: Words on the Wall: All-Genre Prompt) at the 69th annual Philadelphia Writers’ Conference (2017). She also won 12th place for “Lily (no. 48 of Women’s names sensual series)” by the 2018 Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards. When she’s not performing classical choral works with Riverside Choral Society, she lives with her husband Rudolf in Manhattan.
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