Abyss & Apex : Third Quarter 2005

The Wizard and the Sorceress

Christopher Vera

When I told her

she pointed

and covered me in

a tide of jealous white spiders.
My anger struck her back

with all the mass of the sun.
As I fell


she lay burned.
Neither of us knew any spells of healing,

so we did not speak

for the rest of the night.



Christopher Vera is the author of several books of poetry, most of which are still in his head, and none of which have ever been published. Vera’s work has appeared in Ship of Fools, Shadow Poetry and the Magee Park Poet’s Anthology

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