Mayhem Literary Journal is generously sponsored for 2019 by Te Whare Wananga o Waikato, The University of Waikato
issue 4

october 2016

issue 4 - october 2016

The Morning You Left - Renée Boyer

the sky is a hallmark card 
on acid.

blue (like my niece’s eyes) with 
slashes of 
chemical peach

it smothers the horizon 
a volcano in slow motion
spewing light
over shadowed ground.

clouds scud across the surface, spelling out a 
morse code message.

things always sound more 
beautiful 
in a language you don’t 
understand.

Contributor's Note

Renée is a manager by day and a writer by night, and occasionally at lunchtime.  She lives in beautiful Raglan, is studying part-time towards an MA in English, and while she enjoys most types of writing she has thus far had most success as a playwright.

 

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