The Show Tell Project

For Seymour's Fat Lady

The Pack

by fyarlgiles


I doze in the grove with the sun on my nose

 where gentle wolves  laze

on orange afternoons


we breathe in

a cloud of pollen and salty sky

tangled up in the bloom of may

dirt on my face

on my back

in my hair

a beast in the wild

where I belong

“The Pack” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork: “Adahy” by  Chris Tate:

Taste of a Woman

by fyarlgiles


She is the taste that leaves me withered

and sore

but still

My lips tremble in anticipation of her

I crave endlessly

her porcelain shoulders

slim and flushed

against satin sheets and velvet pillows

devour me

til dawn 

til death

let me


all that you are

“Hunger” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork by Pledant:

Look Back in Anger

by meaghanmerrifield


my form and what it contains

for once

one in the same

they say you see red

but all

i ever see



“Look Back in Anger” by Meaghan Merrifield

Artwork by Francis Bacon

Rage Quake

by meaghanmerrifield


marble bones


as the ancient city


“Rage Quake” by Meaghan Merrifield

Artwork by tareco

Top 5 Tuesday: Literary Works on Lust and Destruction

by meaghanmerrifield


1.) Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

“Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is”


2.) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

“Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!”

images3.) Lolita by  Vladimir Nabokov

“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.”


4.) Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

“The hell with this aching, suffering, callow, half-assed delusion that he was in “love” with her. The hell with “love” anyway, and with every other phony, time-wasting, half-assed emotion in the world.”


5.) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

“They’ve got no idea what happiness is, they don’t know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us–there is no life.”

Daughter of Neptune

by fyarlgiles


There is an icy ocean that stirs in my fingers and toes

a vivid body of aquamarine,

deep and whole

that moves me into lush gardens

 and sparkling kingdoms

where new life flows

from the stars in my eyes

“The Source” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork by Sarah Cruce

The Animal Inside

by meaghanmerrifield


“I am a cage, in search of a bird.” Franz Kafka

Artwork by The White Deer