Creative Writing

A Poem from Georgia Louise Luckhurst

This week at MEDUSA, we’re showcasing an original poem by Georgia Louise Luckhurst. This piece carries both ferocity and melancholy, playing with whimsical phrases and a monosyllabic ending. On this sunny Friday lunchtime, take a moment to drink in Georgia’s words, and ponder on the meaning.

I am a good woman when the crickets sing

and I undig myself emergent from the grass.

The reeds placate the part of me

that disavows my breakfast. I am above

the day to day, I am listening for

the myths they’ll pipe of me

when rain dislodges footprints,

loquacious tells in the mud. 

We are finished being girls.

From here on out I am gargantuan,

I am an appetite,

I am an iconoclast.

That last syllable protrudes 

like a tooth rejects a gnarled brace.

The stories of me will, like cliffs,

erode the fact in millennial drifts.

She ate men yelped tight with rind.

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