Dark Satellite

Night’s blood

Is a painful cure

For love

Dark satellite of a world that’s dead

Offers only

A putrefied corpse

Ashes of a burnt-out heart

Salome’s platter with a severed head



© Kim M. Russell, 2016

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Jean Benner’s painting of Salome with the head of John the Baptist (c 1899) found on Pinterest