Malevolent Melody: a collaborative piece by the curators of Blood Into Ink

Aurora Phoenix Your Urgency Pierced My Marrow with vanilla milquetoast pleadings you spun a web the envy of Arachne smeared in syrupy cajolery – I supped on hand-dipped flattery your urgency pierced my marrow with flim flam Kindra M. Austin Dilly Dalliance Bound Me Lavender dipped indulgent tongue dripped incantations, salacious songs— your abuse was tender … Continue reading Malevolent Melody: a collaborative piece by the curators of Blood Into Ink

Call for Submissions: There Is Strength In Our Stories

In honor of Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, Blood Into Ink and We Will Not Be Silenced are putting out a call for submissions for your lived experience of sexual harassment and assault. We believe that there is strength in our collective voices. We believe our work is not done.  Writing and art accepted … Continue reading Call for Submissions: There Is Strength In Our Stories

Stone Angel- Christine Ray

My latest piece on Blood Into Ink

Blood Into Ink

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envision myself

alabaster

hard

cold

smooth

immune

to laser gaze

of strangers

that undress me

objectify me

judge me

reduce me

to curves

to openings

they were never invited

to explore

two x chromosomes

sentence me

to a lifetime of eyes

that look

but do not see

words uttered about my body

like a horse being sold

at market

that scratch and burn

like fingernails on the chalkboard

of my psyche

from mouths

that I fantasize sewing shut

with thick black thread

licking the blood dripping

down their vulnerable bare chests

while I undress them callously

with my acid eyes

judge their assets appraisingly

studs for breeding

and observe that they would be

much handsomer

if they smiled more

if I was not

alabaster

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