opaque scenery dances
scantily through
mired cognizance
faint flickering essences
burning apprehension
yet beckoning appreciation
seduced willfully on
despite web and thicket

silken voices stoke the fire
thin and onerous
a sting numbing the mind
poisoned veins pulse
conscious yet sleeping
euphoric yet weeping—
to make unclear
the tableau
now falling
helpless to their bosom
the lithesome call
of Seirenes
to feast sweet
the flesh…

Art By Victoria Frances – (

Written By Matthew – 2015
© 2015 This Mortal Flesh


18 thoughts on “Seirenes

  1. This is beautifully written… the call of the sirens… I can see them flitting about, dream-like, ready to strike their unaware victim… I love the way you’ve written this, it forces the reader to look deeply at your words, understand their meanings and those in italics stressing what I feel is the line between this world and the enchanted world of the sirens. I also like that the victim is aware, but doesn’t quite fully have his/her senses about him/her. Lovely work… I very much enjoyed this piece. I hope I didn’t butcher your meaning too badly.

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    • I’m humbled! You did not butcher the meaning; however, I tried to coat it with subtle obscurities in order to give it dual application.

      THANK YOU. For taking the time to evaluate this for me!


      • You are most welcome 🙂 I like your writing style… keep it up… and if I don’t drop by often enough, let me know if there is something you want me to review… I am doing my best to keep up with the blogs I follow, but at present, I am near 700, so some fall through the cracks… but I will take the time to review anything you write…

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