This selection, chosen by Guest Editor Jordi Alonso, is from Hexenhaus by Sarah Nichols, released by Milk & Cake Press.
After Suspiria (2018)
I will make her my mother. The one
I would bleed for.
She dances out our shared history:
no ordinary birth.
Our skin beaten anemic white,
our skin beaten Klimt gold
the mother of darkness, me,
the death dance she offered.
II. Mme. Blanc
I send her my dreams like
She empties herself,
readying, readying. The dance is
the least of this: close your eyes, girl.
I send you stigmata, bleeding feet, marks to
holiness. We rise together:
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