Category: POETRY

He dare not turn round

He dare not turn round (2015) Ashley Lily Scarlett

He dare not turn round (2015)
Ashley Lily Scarlett

He dare not turn round:
the voice issued from a hole
in the wall back there.

image and text Ashley Lily Scarlett 2015

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The Smell of Fear

Turbulence (2012) Ashley Lily Scarlett

Turbulence (2012)
Ashley Lily Scarlett

I wash a great deal
to remove the smell of fear,
the free floating dread.

text © Ashley Lily Scarlett 2015
P.S. This is about a long time ago.

Delight

Delight 2012

Delight (2012)
Ashley Lily Scarlett

He bites her neck.

She bites his lower lip.

He kisses the end of her nose.

She kisses the tip of his chin.

He kisses her right shoulder.

She kisses his left knee.

He kisses her fingertips.

She kisses the palm of his hand.

He kisses her left buttock.

She kisses his left thigh.

He kisses both her eyes.

She kisses both his nipples.

He kisses under her arms.

She kisses behind his ears.

He kisses her hair.

She kisses his toes.

He kisses her elbow.

She kisses the crook of his arm.

He kisses her mouth.

She kisses his mouth.

They shut their eyes.

Ashley Lily Scarlett , 1995