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Said the Abomination to His Love


Said the Abomination to His Love
by Richard King Perkins II

I can’t see you, or even hear through the clouds in your voice.
Given feelings and fiber, your pale imitation stares back with
forgiveness. Pour forth, deplete yourself until you flood the
void with indirect piety. Flourishes of lightning offer momentary
reflection to an unmitigated darkness.

I am sated, an overwhelmed levee with a river drowning in
my throat. Suffused by months of utter sunlight, silence breaks
sound in decibels immeasurable, where I am sutured to receive
the body familiar. Perilous while they have agitated your
essential self, I can only be stilled by that similar, intolerant love.

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Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He has a wife, Vickie and a daughter, Sage. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications including Poetry Salzburg Review, Prime Mincer, Sheepshead Review, Sierra Nevada Review, Two Thirds North, The Red Cedar Review and The William and Mary Review. He has poems forthcoming in Bluestem, East Coast Literary Review and December Magazine.

What do you think is the attraction of the fantasy genre?

The attraction of the fantasy genre lies in its primacy. Undoubtedly, poetry of the fantastic was the first written art, as our earliest ancestors attempted to explain their amazing world and imagine their place in it. While we are much more informed today, there are still limitless unknowns and infinite possibilities that continue to provide inspiration for speculative creation.

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