I hide from sighs of bone. Dawn rises and licks
Lamia unwraps herself. Chronos will be fed.
Thorns rule roses.
One room contains everything; sea shells
to spoiled pomegranates.
I wait until Lamia calls.
She called to Eve, trapped her outside the gate.
(Her gold fish plant blooms orange blood.)
Cate Mullen’s work has been published in numerous online and print zines. Her play “Stolen Fire: A New Version of an Old Tale” was recently picked up by YouthPLAYS.