When the Sun Sets and You Dream of Me (A Poem of Your Dark and Twisted Fantasy)

by Anthony Olabarrieta

Life is a garden and

my tears jump into

the abyss.

The salty waters

of suicide

cloud its river and wind.

Life is a labyrinth

of molasses and


and the aching

sunrise is clouded by


Lie with me and

I'll die between

your legs—

I am a prince in the vice

of the peaks of your


I know the


decadence of your


consumes me in a

blasphemous orgy

of unity.

The night yawns as the

morning wakes;

dream a life and drink

from my blood.

Freedom is a

distant memory.

As I become your dark and

twisted fantasy—

sweet pain, my light,

my love;

a blade and a cup

will seal our bond.

Your thoughts


in bliss

At the idea

of you

undressing me—sooner or


Anthony Olabarrieta is writer from Austin Texas. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Lamar University in Beaumont Texas and his Master's Degree from St. Edward's University in Austin Texas. He also studied abroad at the University of Salamanca in Spain. He currently lives in Austin and has written several essays and short pieces in both English and Spanish. He has published two books under a pseudonym and is currently working on a new book tentatively called The Purple Man.


March 2019

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