a hundred-limbed hydra.
By Erika Eckart.
“And as our hands go up again and the hips cha-cha real smooth there is no thought of the dishes or the laundry or the amassing cellulite or underwater mortgage.“
Artwork by Ilya Volykhine.
The Blood Pudding – December 4, 2020
Erika Eckart is the author of the tyranny of heirlooms, a chapbook of interconnected prose poems, (Sundress Publications, 2008). Her writing has appeared in Double Room, Ghost Ocean, Quarter After Eight, Quick Fiction and Quiditty, and elsewhere. She is a High School English Teacher in Oak Park, IL where she lives with her husband and two children.
Artwork: Ilya Volykhine is a Russian artist, who moved to New Zealand in 2009 after spending some time in the USA and Australia. Emerging from behind the iron curtain, his paintings and works on paper, capture the underlying forces that dominate and determine the conditions of the human psyche. You can find him and buy his work here.