Ferral Willcox

hiked skirt, alert
atoll, coral lace bleached to pieces
blasted to patches of cover, duck
under the fabric of safe damask
hidden features of the past
spiked earth coerced
from circle to interrupted girth,
fetish of flash, of fried fish
spurted to Piscean heights
shattering glass,
ceilings of an active sex
dispersed. She was a pretty young thing,
the earth.

Ferral Willcox is a U.S. born poet and musician currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Her work can be found in Per Contra, Calamaro, Sinister Wisdom and other journals. A thirty minute performance poetry piece in three voices entitled "Waterfall" was included in the Q-Street venue at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Ferral spent two months in residence at the Starry Night Retreat in Truth or Consequences, NM. Her next residence was in Why, Arizona, creating a linguistic town-name sequence which inspired her move overseas.

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