Cinema / Creepy / Occult / Vintage

A Halloween Tribute To Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake I married a witch 

I Married A Witch

Her sex was uncurable

the fluid scaffolding

of a woman’s body

a kind of genius/sicklier than

intellectual irritability.

We want to be safe

in a new happiness

the dissatisfied self

yearns for danger

as if Nirvana

could be whittled down

to an opiate that fizzles

in the mouth, another drug

the glass key turns

loneliness again

that fetishized grief

of Ambien and muscle relaxants

prescription reminders

our ghosts don’t eat.

Veronica Lake Witch

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Nathalia Perozo is a Chilean born poet and LGBT advocate. She received her MFA from The New School, and her BA in Comparative Literature from Queens College. Nathalia lives in New York City.

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