In the Obscuring Mist
I kiss the air for she is me.
In the darkness there’s a body there.
Sultry night on top of me.
I hold myself — I kiss the air.
My body pale make love to thee.
You blind me with black widow hair.
You blind my eyes — I cannot see.
I hold myself and kiss the air.
You seduce with trickery.
You trick me with your shadow snare.
I bare my soul for you to see —
Alas that there is no one there.
“Untitled” by Vanessa Cate
Artwork by Hugo Barros, Louis Riley, and Random Dan; click on photos for more information