sanctuary

poetry

Image by Jakob Owens

I am a night-blooming creature

nourished by starlight
and evaporated heat.
At night, the shadows hide,

the air clicks and sings,

and the fearies wear insect suits.

I smile into the darkness
and let the mosquitos live.

Lyddia Solomon is a poet, short story writer, playwright, and oddity from Los Angeles with a penchant for the strange, the beautiful, and the visceral.