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The Seventh Circle
A hot red mist, acrid with the scent of blood and carrying anguished voices crying in the night, envelops you as you cross the threshold to go downdowndown that long and terrible staircase. You cannot see him but you know that somewhere, hidden in the gloom, lurks the Minotaur, impassive and mute, ready to roughly shove you along if you try to turn back.
The floor, covered in red and lions of gold, singes the soles of your bare feet while the accoutrements of your transgressions guns and ropes of bullets strung like deadly pearls, swords and pikes and knives and wicked pointed stars clank and groan as they smash against each other and your body in a metallic chorus of death with every step descended.
You are condemned, again and again, to this baptism of fire and blood. The river awaiting blazes with a fire that heats but never boils away the scarlet liquid life that will caress your skin up to the eyebrows; and should you try to rise, to lift your face from the furious tide, a legion of centaurs armed with the arrows of hell will loose a volley that will keep you in your place.
You recognize your brothers in arms, sadists and torturers, murderers all, in this red river, but no one speaks or offers any gesture of comradeship. You stoic solitary souls suffer your retribution in silence. This is no ones condemnation but your own; it is, you think, what you have earned, what you deserve; and no one no judge, no jury, no god put you in this place but you. 2013 RC deWinter
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.