'Snatcher' & 'Hour of the Dream': Two Poems by Rickey Rivers Jr



SNATCHER


Holding on

To the soft part

Of your neck with fangs

I suck you dry

Mix your red with my red

Then

I yank off your head.






HOUR OF THE DREAM


One-handed clock

No minutes, no seconds

Only hours


Glass covering up to twelve

Life reflected in their sight


Twice round it goes to end the day

Twice round it goes to end the day


Whisk me away to a slumber deep

Carry me off to a graceful sleep


For this wish, peace I'll keep

A single kiss; a dreamscape leap





Rickey Rivers Jr was born and raised in Alabama. He is a Best of the Net nominated writer and cancer survivor. His work has appeared in Brave Voices, Sage Cigarettes and Hell Hued Zine (among other publications).

Interactive fiction available here: https://rrj.itch.io/notable-neighborhood-garbage

Find him on Twitter @storiesyoumight. His mini chapbooks are available here: https://payhip.com/StoriesYouMightLike

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