Misery, the Hag – Author Donna J. Sanders

Misery was an old dame
a body shriveled like salted plums
reeking camphor fumes
Oiled down hair – deflated
sleek, like when Medusa’s serpents slumber
Her tines – lacerated hearts

An overflow of agony
where one can drown
she savors the excess
heavily sighing
reaching orgasm when the last drop
touches her tongue

Replenishing her youth
this elixir – a façade for maturity
a stimulant that soars her iridescent spirit
feeding on souls sustained the hag
strengthening her ancient bones
turned flesh into a putrid carnage

Some say she can’t be stopped
Many say she longs a companion
One suggests – decapitation
and let her watch her feeble body fall.

© Donna J. Sanders

Book cover Ataraxia

Excerpt from the book “Ataraxia”




Donna J. Sanders

Donna is a freelance writer and blogger in West Palm Beach, FL. She is the author of Ataraxia – a poetry collection about the struggles we face, the state of the world and how to see beauty in the simplest things, and Cardboard Signs – poems to bring awareness about homelessness, mental illness, self-esteem and the injustices many face.


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