Ekphrastic 13/Redline

She was double-skinned in see-through plasticine
a burning carbon diamond-paned diamond-flamed
bodysuit
she had her strawberry-kiwi-straw-buried
hair up wrapped around antlers and
and she was fast.
She stepped on flowers and they died in fires
that left seeds
with blood inside electric like robot eyes
she fried hearts on her fingergrills
ate them to feed her engine.

Off-planet/on-moon, green-injected
nettles rip from her pipe in her mouth as she races
blowing her followers

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[Ekphrasis is art in reaction to art. Basically. And I don’t think about the art I consume enough. And I haven’t been writing poetry as much as I should. So every Friday, I’ll post an ekphrastic poem about whatever art I’ve been eating lately (books, poetry, anime, paintings, films, so on).]

Ekphrastic Poetry Archive:

Ekphrastic 1/RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne

Ekphrastic 2/Blood Meridian

Ekphrastic 3/The Walking Dead

Ekphrastic 4/ A Song of Ice and Fire: A Storm of Swords

Ekphrastic 5/Sextraterrestrial

Ekphrastic 6/Andrej Pejic

Ekphrastic 7/A Study in Aphroxology

Ekphrastic 8/雲のむこう、約束の場所 (The Place Promised in our Early Days)

Ekphrastic 9/Breaking Bad

Ekphrastic 10/The Hunger Games

Ekphrastc 11/Jessica Naomi

Ekphrastic 12/The Fifth Element

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