Zest Lit Issue 2, October 2013 - Page 102

Coyote Woman Becomes Raven | Raven Joy

look

her twisted body lies below

the blood matting to the fur

her tongue protrudes

eyes not yet dead

her heart torn from her chest

devoured by lions

thrown into the raging fire

her spirit blackens

and flies upward

in flames and cinders

until Raven

circles above

looks down

and flies off

Coyote Woman Becomes Raven – Part II | Raven Joy

she staggers back

the arrow piercing her breast

she screams

the sound turns to wings beating the air

shiny black feathers become visible

raven circles overhead