There is something in the walls…

Uncanny Magazine Issue 27: March/April 2019
by Lynne M. Thomas (Editor), Beth Cato (Goodreads Author)

Review for Childhood Memory from the Old Victorian House on Warner BY BETH CATO, ★★★★☆, May 2020

SF poetry is still something new for me. A learning process. Right now that means: do I grasp what is going on and does it generate an internal picture or movie in my head. This one did. I saw the room, the wallpaper, the butterfly trying to escape and I felt the horror of the narrator, wanting another room…. am I too simple?

I was five years old

when I began to awaken

before dawn

to watch the first beam of sunlight

coax the green wallpaper awake

Complete poem can be read for free here:…

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