Arielle Tipa – 1 poem



she/he/it fondles me graciously: “remember me?
                                                      I was your shadow, defecated, invisible
                                                      in endless pitch – a threnody.
                                                      note me in your handheld comfort object
                                                      before it dies.”

and somewhere, a corseted wraith is braying and praying
                to an entity it has seen somewhere in a painting.

                                                            “why is everyone afraid of him?”, they ask,
                                 his tentacles weak from holding a Eucharist too close to artificial light.
he guessed the sun wasn’t close enough to God.
                                                       but to him, God is the shadow who fondles him in the dark.



Arielle Tipa is a writer and editor who lives near a haunted lake in New York, and whose work ranges from fabulist to feminist, macabre to bizarre. She has been published in Mirror DanceAlien Mouthfluland, and FIVE:2:ONE Magazine, among others. Currently, she runs OCCULUM,  a journal of speculative fiction.


About gobbet

gobbet is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing the very best experimental poetry and prose. Intellectual perversity and explorations of dark themes are positively encouraged. We are only interested in work that is progressively experimental. We want to see risks, and we want to see them pay. No previously published work. Prose should not be longer than 1000 words. There are always exceptions. Send 3-5 poems. Include a short bio. Send submissions to Work will be published every 5-10 days. We also intend to publish anthologies of selected work published in gobbet. We will do our best to reply promptly. Most submissions will receive a decision within a month.
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