by Monica Kagan
A jumble of artefacts
buried beneath the scarred earth
surround my desiccated form.
Amulets of clay
cracked and splintered
lie embedded in the ridges of my palm.
Shafts of air swirl,
as a dust-encrusted shovel
peels off a hundred centuries of dirt
from my lava-sculpted brow.
An orange orb of light
explores the rough architecture of my grave
illuminating my bony sockets
Sightless for a thousand years.
Monica Kagan lives by the sea in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa with her wonderful cat. Her flash fiction piece “Doors” was published in the Slim Volume: This Body I Live In anthology of poetry and flash fiction (Pankhearst, UK) in November 2015. Her poem “Life” was published on Fresh (Pankhearst, UK) February 2016. Her flash fiction piece “Thirst” appears in Awen #92 (Atlantean Publishing, UK) May 2016. Her flash fiction piece “Tiles” appears in Awen #95 (Atlantean Publishing, UK) February 2017. Her short story “The Dress” appears at FICTION on the WEB (UK) February 2017.