My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #110
Image by Mira Nedyalkova
She floats, cloudy chiffon-shrouded corpse
Among the waterlilies, a damsel fly,
Once distressed but now at peace.
She sinks, buoyant bubble-buffeted body,
Among the frog spawn burbling by,
Once captured but now released.
She lies, leaden lady of the lake,
Mud-filled mouth and sightless eyes
Once bright with kisses, now deceased.
She rots, decaying flesh in a marble morgue,
Bruised and clotted, deconstructed by demise,
Once her lover’s prize, now a murderer’s masterpiece.
© Kim M. Russell, 2016