How she undoes you

Glamorous
Breathless
Blood-thick

At first I feel
Like I’m flying
To the moon
At last
I realize that I’m lying
In a tomb

Root your pain into me

Maman, the vast steel and marble sculpture in the form of a giant arachnid was created by the French artist Louise Bourgeois in 1999. The sculpture, at thirty feet high and more than 30 feet wide, is one of the largest sculptures in the world. It was first unveiled as a commission of the artist […] […]

Pulchritudinous
Protection of Mollusca,
Mislabeled “laggards”

Depersonalize
Weeding out potential duds
More bang for your buck

Flakes capitulate
Refuse flies from shaven scabs
Eraser marks mate

Rivers wound through spools
Wet washed cheeks, heavy breathing
Water turns to wine

Show me ferocious
Desecration of Venus
Amorous fury

Lend your abrazo
Dark chocolate luxury
Lids flutter; saveur

I would desire
More than a
Morning song
To part us

False interpreter
Mimics the ocean’s ballad
Via store-bought conch

Resentful capriciousness
Nearly rests
As martyred saints
Self-compress
Into statuesque
Brick-and-mortared
Monuments

I held you too tight
Too long
Dreaming of you
I lost myself

Whimsy merges with melancholy to evoke the spectrum of conflicting emotions, as explored through Bee Queen’s artworks: dark-themed tableaux reflecting glimmers of love-light through a painted lens of hope.

Ink forms thews of fists
That split splintered lips
Into punch-drunk grimaces

Creationism
Blooming curiosity
Questions unanswered

High-tech sunglasses
Purchase these accessories
To fool the masses

I tell her to speak;
She commands me to listen.
You: “Shut your piehole!”

Frank, thank you for keeping your light attuned to a phosphorescent glow that lingers.

Fire is a bane in of itself
When it rages out of control

Paint-faced brick embraced
Sensation saturation
Obsession beheld

Debone turgid meat
By granting the heat she seeks
Deconstructed seed