EXQUISITE CORPSE

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JANUARY 2021

Exquisite Corpse

Roses coil about bleached-white bone and rise to reach the sun.
Who is the woman with laughing eyes and  long dark hair?
Even blind eyes could see the radiance emitting from the unknown chapter ahead
where Hope's face flickers, quiet, fleeting, in Horror's shadow
as it was expected, but never prophesied.
When the graveyards are full, demons get a 3-day pass from hell
and they have the heads of rotting bulls and the jaws of rotting dogs—
they are angels, and they carry the sons of men in their arms...

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What is an Exquisite Corpse?

An exquisite corpse poem is created by different people giving a line unrelated to the previous line. A poem is built from many authors, following the same rule or theme. In this case, there are no rules but it is a line, so no paragraphs please. You can read more about them here.

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