I’ve decided to make Wattpad a place to post some old works of mine, in addition to whatever previews and new short stories I can share. If you haven’t already, check out my YA contemporary horror short story, DROWNED SILENCE, which is now complete. This week I’m posting an old poem, “Foregone Task of a Shinto Priestess.” My poetry is very prose-like, but the medium allows me to experiment a little more with imagery.
A kami (Japanese god) watches a modern miko (Shinto priestess) and yearns for the days in which the miko truly believed they were his brides.
“Gliding on the breath of spring, Crimson petals of the sakura cascade around her.”