Kait Quinn (@kaitquinnpoetry) wrote this stunning piece heralding the arrival of October using all of the Issue IV teaser prompts.
Issue IV’s theme will be announced on Saturday, 9th October and submissions will reopen!
If tonight is all we have, stay by Kait Quinn
here, draped like crushed velvet
at the bottom of moon’s
stairway, extract happiness
from sadness, pearled harvest
from tombstone grey, pomegranate
seed from between my teeth.
swallow me like forbidden fruit.
beg for forgiveness in the light of day.
not here, in the shadowy darkness of
our chthonic love, infernal and
forbidding all wheat fields to sway,
all phlox to creep, all alyssum to tumble
across sunned earth, dark prince,
lick summer’s pollen off my lip,
conceal me in every word,
and pray for October.