CRIES TO KILL THE CORPSE FLOWER
WHERE DOES THE CROW GO
WHEN THE CARRION GRIEVES?
TO THE RAGING, TEMPESTUOUS SEA.
Cries to Kill the Corpse Flower is a stomach slit by knives and guts spilled on the pavement. It is the organized chaos of a man on the brink of running, a man gasping for air in those split seconds his head breaks through the surface—a man who’s realized you can’t outrun yourself—told in the narrative arc of a Crow Crowned King and a Corpse Flower Queen in their castle in the suburbs.
Ronald J. Murray’s debut dark poetry collection is a hard look in the mirror through forty poems that examine of one of the most terrifying monsters that could ever exist: the darkness that can bloom inside any one of us, and which can wreak havoc in every shadow-laden corner of our lives. It’s something sinister that can feed on our insides and reign from an unseen throne. Our ears are filled with its insidious, manipulative whispers that it’s those around us stealing our joy, our love, our lives. Our vision is clouded by its tendrils, taking root in our brains. It tells us to take that final plunge into a sea of lost identity. It uses our hands as extensions to enact its will, giving us a false sense of sovereignty.
Will you relinquish your crown?
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Author: Ronald J. Murray
Publication Date: June 29, 2020
Paperback: $12.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total Price $15.95
Print Length: 62 pages
Publisher: Bizarro Pulp Press, an imprint of JournalStone