Dolly By Amy Shelver

Stop at the door,
you yellow dragon,
before the trapdoor opens.

Pause on the floor,
you tangerine temptress,
before the ocean deepens.

Halt by the law,
you golden gremlin,
before the coming rebellion.

I will eat you
and disappear into oblivion.

'Codeine Jolene' artwork by Reiner Swanepoel
Artwork: Codeine Jolene (2019) | Reiner Swanepoel | Digital graphic print, 21cm x 21cm | Onomatopoeia, Port Elizabeth now Gqeberha | $10 per digital file (all proceeds will go toward The South African Depression and Anxiety Group)

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