Folktober Challenge, Day 7

Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings

Images 1.7 and 3.7

Shapeshifting: Two Shadorma

dwell in the in-between,
nightmare beasts
given form
by our baleful innermost
demons. Darkness freed.

calls, shameless siren,
and female,
of course. So,
hobble her, keep her locked-in
house and mind. But then

the murk-minded who
fear women,
abhor cats,
toss independence, bring plagues,
rivers of dark dread.

Paul Brookes is hosting a month-long ekphrastic challenge using folklore images to celebrate the launch of his new poetry collection, “As Folktaleteller.” You can see the images here and also read the other responses.

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