be still, beloved

you, who beguiled with innate ennui

a damsel diminished, as a minor cord

you, who bequeathed absent turmoil

with tenderness, mercy

euthanasia to a cornered vixen

you, who baptized debauchery

instinctively, carving your initials

on delicate branches, of genetic code

hostile fugue flirtations, indelibly so

you, who brutalized a butterfly

with clandestine pheromones

be still, beloved

be still, be… loved

a. duncan, 2018




Featured artwork by Luke Kopycinski


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Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus || Love is rich with both honey and venom

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