by Elizabeth Kemball
Knife cuts through autumn orange a jagged circular entry point,
fingers scooping earthy smelling seed onto the wooden kitchen table.
I spoon out the soft flesh until this thing is hollow
marks out the
Two uneven eyes, a triangle for a nose, and curved slit of a mouth —
I breathe life into emptiness with the flicker of a candle flame.
God and creator, a pumpkin queen.
Elizabeth is a writer and illustrator whose work has featured in Black Bough and Iceberg Tales. She was long listed for the Nightingale and Sparrow 2019/20 Chapbook series. She is an Editor and Designer for the online zine Re-Side and currently being mentored by award winning writer Mari Ellis Dunning.