VI: Poetry by George Anderson & Photography by Kris.K.G, 2

past_tenseGoldfish Love: A cautionary tale

It takes three days
for the stench
to reach us next door.

The cops find him entombed—
asphyxiated by the wobbly entablature
of his new girlfriend.

I think of him in the crowing throes of ecstasy,
of the earthquake of elephant passions aroused.

I think of the sad emblem of her body, silently haemorrhaging,
as she silently topples onto him like a mountain ash.

I think of his boisterous shrieks
snuffed out
muffled
by his one true goldfish love.

 

George Anderson is a teacher, poet and short story writer who lives in Wollongong, Australia. He edits the small press literary blog BOLD MONKEY.

Kris K.G. is a London based photographer. His work has appeared online and in print at a variety of venues, including DPWORLD, The Horror Zine, Squish Magazine, and Slipstream Magazine. To enjoy more of Kris’ photography, be sure to visit his DeviantArt gallery, along with his personal site, Kris.K.G—Surreal Photographer.

 

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