That Bitch, Hathor.
By Syreeta Muir.
“Her mouth was dry as fuck, and she kissed rough as a cat. / Once Hathor hooked her keratin tongue over yours, like a python, you were done for, I realised, too late.”
Fierce Pussy by Viktorija Pashuta
A goddess sitting at a bus stop, soaking wet in shorts and a crop top, even though it’s November and pissing down rain.
Hot. But also lame
— I actually felt sorry for her.
When I asked if she had anywhere to go, she’d swayed on the bird-shitty plastic bench before turning her head,
just a little, to face me:
“You’ve got white gunk on your coat,” she’d said.
(I didn’t. She’s also a liar.)
At the allotments, leaning against a damp shed, heads tilted to one side, close enough I could smell the wine on her breath,
Right before we did, she’d purred,
“I command you…” and the sound of her lips drawing back over her gums made my heart skitter.
Her mouth was dry as fuck, and she kissed rough as a cat.
Once Hathor hooked her keratin tongue over yours, like a python, you were done for, I realised, too late.
Too late. Now I hate her so much I could die.
Now I hang around bus stops rainy nights, thinking about how she tastes
the way you imagine the inside of a pyramid might taste.
The Blood Pudding – April 24, 2023
Syreeta Muir (she/her) has writing in Sledgehammer Lit, The Bear Creek Gazette, The Disappointed Housewife, Versification, Ligea Magazine, and others. Her art can be found in Barren Magazine, The Viridian Door, and Rejection Letters. She has received Pushcart and Best of the Net nominations for her work and Tweets as @hungryghostpoet.
Artwork: Latvian born Viktorija Pashuta is internationally published and award winning fashion photographer based in Southern California. With visual cues rooted in dance and music, and fashion passion stemming from her European upbringing, her images are sensual, sultry, yet powerful. Viktorija’s work is known for so called ‘color therapy’ – where she uses saturated and vibrant colors to achieve the effect of fashion surrealism.You can find more about her here.