5 short poems by Rose Knapp : Immortality,George Floyd, Prayer, Jaguar Dreaming,Empress of the Night

Immortality

Is it possible to truly live for ever?
Are not even the greats eventually forgotten,
Relegated to a footnote of history?

George Floyd

I CAN’T BREATHE! Asphyxiation, apathy
Nine excruciating minutes of torment
A year of protesting and fighting for truth

And then at long last a sigh of relief in Minneapolis
And around the world. Not justice, but accountability

Prayer

Is prayer an effective way to approach
The multifaceted evils of this allegedly fallen world?

Is prayer, like astrology, psychologically Effective?
Or is it a hangover from a more
Superstitious age? Remnants of belief

Jaguar Dreaming

Jagged jade Jaguar jumps out of 
The surrealist unconscious jungle
That gives meaning to the mind

Empress of the Night

Queer queen of the night, sparkling reds 
And stark shades of black blaze onwards
Flashing flesh to fickle phantoms of the night



Author Bio:

Rose Knapp (she/they) is a poet and electronic producer. She has publications in Lotus-Eater, Bombay Gin, BlazeVOX, Hotel Amerika, Fence Books, Obsidian, Gargoyle, and others. She has poetry collections published with Hesterglock Press and Dostoyevsky Wannabe. She lives in Minneapolis. Find her at roseknapp.net and on Twitter @Rose_Siyaniye  


By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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