fear gorta/

this pressed-flower still-life
saccharinesweet, muscletaut
jointache --
destitute of walk-through-fire
bullethell passionstorm

lifeless lumbering remains/
stalking the terminus with knives
and forks

In Irish mythology, the fear gorta (Irish: Man of hunger / Man of famine; also known as the fear gortach) is a phantom of hunger resembling an emaciated human. [source: Wikipedia]

© Michael Raven

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