“Salome,” he calls to me,|
the stranger from another world,
who looks so much the same as us,
but is so different skin to skin.
“Salome, come dance for me,
Salome, a legend’s name.
“Salome.” I turn my back,
“Salome.” A whisper now.
“Salome,” he groans and pants.
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff is an Aurora Award winning poet/writer from the west coast of Canada. Her work has appeared in On Spec, Weird Tales, Dreams and Nightmares, and Illumen, as well as in various anthologies and online publications.
“The Dance of the Seven Veils” was inspired by an article I read that described the seven layers of the human skin.