THE DERVISH WHIRLS

woodman francesca
Photo by: Francesca Woodman

Her fanaticism is expressed
in rapid twists and turns,
a macabre dance, entrancing –
causing everything within to spin.
She sees visions in her delirium,
spouting prophetically, communicating.
Howling becomes her tongue.
Round and round she goes,
in the throes of a religious awakening,
forsaking her sanity
for the ills of humanity.
Her consciousness altered
her steps falter, she careens over the edge.

WJW 2016

 

Written for “Magpie Tales MAG 303”

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