How to Paint a Sunrise

Smile of the sunrise                                                                                                                                                         Image courtesy

Prepare the ground

Twilight purple

Intersperse with a sprinkling of beige

Don’t worry about evenness

Now stop

Allow to dry for six hours.

Mix red and yellow

Blend into the consistency of an angry flame

Then add some more yellow

Remember you’d want a ruddy gold

Now spread the paint evenly

Large expressive brushstrokes

Let’s see the bristles in them,

It’s not a poster.

Don’t forget to work quickly.

8 minutes is all it takes.

The sea of colour warm seeps across the celestial dark of night

Brazen and unfettered

A dash of colour on a ground of nothingness

Yellows and blues jostling for attention

And at their epicenter

The source of all hue,


© Sena Frost 2k16


The Predator and the Girl

They stared at each other,
Wide eyed.
Curiosity rippled across his face,
The sun danced in his eyes,
Gold and green flecked with darkness.
She stared back,
Hazel irises glowing softly,
Rimmed with plastic and metal.
He shrugged,
A fluid wave of carelessness,
And padded up to her.
Arrhythmic muscle spasms.
Such wild malign written in his eyes,
Gold and green flecked with darkness.
Self conscious,
She clutched at her bosom,
Embarrassment staining her cheeks.
Soon they were nose to nose,
Their breath misting the air,
Spouts of trepidation.
He was beautiful,
In the way God made eaters of the flesh.
She was beautiful,
In that elastic femininity,
Bending and breaking yet whole.
She was ruddy with desire,
He flush with intent.
Their lips parted,
Hers yearning,
His writhing,
A potent smile.
They stared at each other,
Wide eyed.
The only thing between them,
A chain link fence.

© Sena Frost 2015

The Usurper

My brothers and I are landless,
Driven from home,
We forage like stray dogs,
Scrounging on scraps,
But here we see you lying fat and fed,
Showing your belly to the sun.
Gorging on the work of your subjects.
My brothers and I have come hither,
To show you how effete you have become.
I will crush your skull,
And take your pride from you,
And as your carcass lies there stiffening for the vultures,
Your sons will follow you from here.
I will give no quarter,
Because this,
This is the natural order!
So come,
Come and breathe your last.

© Sena Kodjokuma 2014