Cannibal by Louella Sullivan

Louella Sullivan | April 28th, 2018 | poetry | No Comments

Poet Bio


when you serve my heart
and eat it with your fingers
know this:

it will starve you
of love
of air
it will turn your eyes
to weeping stone
you will crumble
from the inside out
your smelly bones
crack to the marrow
sucked dry
by your lies

Poet Bio

Louella Sullivan learned to type poems one-handed whilst bouncing small babies on her lap. She did an MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes in 2014 where she completed her thesis Bitten under Robert Berold. She is a Drama, History and English teacher as well as a part-time lecturer at Rhodes University. She has been published in Aerodrome, New Contrast, New Coin and Itch. Her poems have been described as “polished, poised and vivid”. In 2016, her poem “Refugee” was longlisted for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award.

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