A Heady Resin

The Maenad

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Penetrate this labyrinth and

The threadbare sacrosanct lair

The angry one laconic,

A heady resin

So pungent and raw

Tasting like screams from heaven

A curious note crawling up from

Hell’s throat, a holy bile

Strong but bitter

Best smoked at distance

Speaking Fire

The Maenad (She/Hers) Transgender Goddess, an activist, artist, poet, publisher, sex worker, and author of creative non-fiction, erotica, fantasy, and science fiction.

Her work has appeared @corporealitmag @engendered @gutslutpress @fahmidanjournal @redplanetmag @wickedgayways @365tomorrows, within the Gongfarmer’s Almanac and on Madwomen in the Attic.

Her first chapbook, a work of trans erotic liberation, the Ishtar Cycle, is available from @lupercaliapress

Find her @dreaminggynoid on Twitter and @scarlet_maenadum on IG

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