Caroline Smith

p o e t r y

Scorpions

I am melting into lands

before mourning

sun greets cheeks

stained salted

floating above the clouds

soils and insides

I once thought solid

 

I am going to tell you

we can be

chilled iced numbed

 

I am not going to tell you

my blood

lined scorpions

my lungs

bubbled potent

 

I am wooded solid wildfires

I do not know if I have ever been cold

 

 

Ice

My moons

reddened

Mirrors never

look like

me

The ocean

does

good

Turn the ocean

red

better

Set the

shooting stars

fire

best

The air

a being

I never took

a liking to

Despite all

my sways

I was born

under blankets

In a blizzard

That is all

you need to know

Caroline Smith is a capricorn sun/scorpio moon/aries rising who is most often in Boulder, Colorado. Her work has previously been published in Messy Heads Magazine, Occulum Journal, and Pussy Magic Lit Mag. She sometimes tweets, mostly observes the internet unfolding, @_caresmith. Her unkempt photographs can be found @carolineannsmith.

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