Black Petals Issue #94 Winter, 2021

Misanthrope
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The Opal Ring-Fiction by Michael Dority
Flora and Fauna-Flash Fiction by Roy Dorman
Gnaw-Flash Fiction by Tony Kidd
Mad Money-Flash Fiction by Cindy Rosmus
Madonna of the Damned-Flash Fiction by Hillary Lyon
Special Teeth-Flash Fiction by KJ Hannah Greenberg
The Death Set-4 Poems by Hillary Lyon
Five Haiku-Poems by C. D. Marcum
Misanthrope-Poem by Donna Dallas
The Wish Tree-3 poems by Christopher Hivner
Nebulous-3 poems by Juan Manuel Perez
The Sphinx at Night-5 Poems by Meg Smith
Nameless-Poem by David Barber

Misanthrope

 

Donna Dallas

 

 

 

A clock ticks

somewhere in this old

rickety house

a ceiling fan turns

with rusty clanks

from age and use

the air moves as if a specter

swims the hallways

alone

in the box of a room

trapped

I become the mirror

the output of the house

glimpse the bones of myself

and come to find

I am the ghost





Donna Dallas studied creative writing and philosophy at NYU’s Gallatin School and was lucky enough to write under William Packard, founder of the New York Quarterly.  She has appeared in a plethora of journals, most recently Horror Sleaze Trash, Anti-Heroin Chic, The Opiate, Beatnik Cowboy and Burning House Press. She is the author of Death Sisters, her first novel published by Alien Buddha Press.  Donna serves on the editorial team of Red Fez and New York Quarterly.


donnaanndallas@gmail.com


@DonnaDallas15



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