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  • Writer's pictureAmanda C


The god reaches down with sinewy arms

        like tender vines they curl around the bite-sized human

He knits a garment out of honey and lavender

        His sugary song coaxes the human into a slumber

The human clenches then unfurls its palms as it dreams

        Poison ivy burgeons over the mossy earth

Scorpions slit the human’s lips, scuttling out to seek their prey

        The creatures in the forest attempt to flee

Darting from side to side through the labyrinthian terrain

And the god laughs

And the god laughs


Amanda C is a poet and singer-songwriter from Hong Kong. She writes about love, sadness, and mental health, and has self-published five poetry collections. Amanda is currently studying for her MA in English Literary Studies. She can be found on Instagram @skinandthoughts


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