The Cimerian By Majorie Sparkman Jackson

her hooded eyes

stone-set in eerie poise,

spoke of mist and far clouds

and lost tribes that vanished

a eons before the Christ was born

*

puzzled by the young woman,

a small boy stared

as she rummaged for coin

at the check-out stand;

her icy glance left him dazed.

*

later that night, as moonlight

fell across his rumpled bed,

he shivered beneath blankets

and raced his feet to flee

her ancient face, in dream

 

 

 

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