The Devil’s Wife Beats Her Lover

He is shackled
to rivets of air
and she whips him
with a crop
of women’s tongues
sewn with spiderwebs

once he realizes
this arouses him
he emigrates to America
to find the long-tongued
women she promised
him ages ago

Robert Beveridge

 

November 2018 marked Robert Beveridge’s thirtieth anniversary as a publishing poet. When not writing, he makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in Medium Chill, San Pedro River Review, and South Broadway Ghost Society, among others. 

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