Featured: In the Hush of the Night

Two pebbled knee caps

Tented by quilted cotton.

An outstretched forearm,

With five freckles, two scabs, one scar.

Shadows of perched lips mark the stucco wall

As the light from the chandelier radiates a citrusy-yellow.

Sea-foam irises,

Onyx pupils,

Flicker and dip as they follow the orbs on the screen.

Bits of torn skin

And gnawed-down nails

Scratch across my hands,

Mapping out my fingerprints.

Curls of hair twitch under the puff of the ceiling fan

And across alabaster skin,

Stretched taught by a sinewy chest.

Exhale of exhaust,

Then the inhale of slumber.

 

 

IMG_5317My name is India Debe and I’m a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a degree in Communication coupled with a Creative Writing Certificate. I have always had a passion for writing and I am certain I will continue to write creatively for the rest of my life.