Black Widow

Black Widow by Carolyn D. Elias

Lover, I feed
on my prey, like an unkindness
of ravens, circling a carcass,
set to be ravished. I will devour you
to plug my boredom and loneliness. I am empty,
a vessel subsisting on blood-lust.
I am a parasite. If you love me, teach me to be my own

Carolyn D. Elias’ work has appeared in Sassafras Literary Magazine and East Jasmine Review. You can learn more about her at or follow her on twitter @CarolynDElias.

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