“Twelfth sacrifice the mermaid sea(epilogue)” by Vinca Andre

As the eldest son
hounds with his tongue

forbidden tails hanging
by the sides

with five throats given
to the red forest

and then
the teeth followed
with cake


and became heavier

as death crept near,
the wife cheered the seven
heads of a mermaid.

Vinca Andre is the second pen name of poet Sez A. Her most recent chapbook of visual poetic musings has been published by Fowlpox Press. Her full length book of asemic writing was recently published by cPress. She'll be delighted if you visit her on tumblr.