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LE Francis - Alembic: Work

Content Warning: death, dark themes

LE Francis - Alembic: Work

LE Francis - Alembic

If I am honest my heart is

worm-veins, careful-woven

              to come-undone, fiber-by-fiber, corpse

fingers entwined, grasp & ungrasp,


              you came the closest to this rattling

              death, stopped my heart with a jerk

at the end of the rope. You & your broken bow

smile, your eyes like mercury enthroned

              in the infinite womb of the cosmos, gods

              willing these broken atoms to mend — ask

              if I am honest, my heart is careful-undone

              fingers holding the kite-string taut, broken

              bow, snapped in her detriment, if I am honest

my heart is with you.

LE Francis - Alembic: Work

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LE Francis is a recovering arts journalist writing poetry & fiction of varying length from the rainshadow of the Washington Cascades. Find her online at

LE Francis - Alembic: Work

Artwork: On The Other Side Of Death by Joshua Effiong

A Nigerian by birth and Studying Science Laboratory Technology at University of Calabar. Joshua Effiong is a lover of poetry & here he finds freedom. His works has appeared/forthcoming in Eboquills, Kalahari Review, Shallow Tales Review, Rough Cut Press, Madrigal Press, Warning lines, Hearth Magazine, Mausoleum Press etc. Author of Autopsy of Things Left Unnamed. He also find joy in photography and reading. Connect with him via Instagram @josh.effiong and twitter @JoshEffiong

LE Francis - Alembic: Work
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