predator

poetry by Sophia Tempest Parsons

predator

I’m always licking
where it hurts, you’re always

dropping dead birds at my feet
trying to teach me how to love

a neutral death

poetry by Sophia Tempest Parsons

a neutral death

a cicada

struggling for life

in the mouth of a lizard

sounds the same

as any other cicada

ήλιος

poetry by Sophia Tempest Parsons

ήλιος

the sun talks to me

says her head hurts

 

isn’t that 

just the trajectory of time

the rotation of an ache

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Sophia Tempest Parsons

Sophia Tempest Parsons is a poet living in Austin, Texas. Her work has been featured in LESTE, Maudlin House, Omega and more. Her debut chapbook, A LAMB HANGS BY ITS OWN FOOT, was released with Ghost City Press in 2019. Tempest is her real middle name.