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Aphrodisiacs

By Astra Papachristodoulou.

octopus erotica

tentacolo
mediterraneo 
1400gr
vulvic octopus
in locomotion
YANNIS N.P 274[24]

tenderise the meat
an inverted
tako
to ama
ecstasy
against sea rocks

crumpled bed sheets
in a cheap hotel room
pools of
WI-FI AVAILABLE
cephalopod serum +
exhaustion

from Juergen Teller,
OCTOPUSSY

huso huso

extreme close-up[7]
Man Ray’s finest
glass tears
with caviar spoon *

ADULT £16.50
* the Beluga dots
slide from cheek
to mouth *

the radical eye*
UNTIL 21 MAY

*insect-like
into silver écuelle.

from Man Ray,
TEARS


for hot days

refreshing shivers
[graˈniːta]
between courses

stick wide straw
into strawberry
and champagne

swa-
llow
palate-cleanser[21]
crystalline relief

from Joe Tilson,
CUT OUT AND SEND II

canapés

greek: καναπές m ‎
(“sofa”)
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let’s die together

on RAHMS croustades of
smoked salmon
☆☆☆☆☆ 5 out of 5 stars
position: Ophelia..
finely-chopped chives
(“rain”) .

on manicured feet[21]
+ bare shoulders.


from Sir John Everett Millais,
OPHELIA

à la grecque

bare feet[12][20]
odd rock formations
grab the sea urchin
then remove

Aristotle’s lantern
PLEASE KEEP
THE BEACH CLEAN
to reveal tange-
rine delight

splash of lemon[18]
iodine-infused water
and voila!
scoop nutrients
effortless gastronomia


from Mary Martin,
PERSPEX GROUP ON ORANGE (B)

en papillote

preheat the oven to 200°C
gourmet ingredients
skeletonic appetite

cut nylon string
340 x 495 x 202 mm
of wooden sea bass

slice the fennel
drizzle the fish with olive oil
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sprinkle capers
DISCLAIMER
inside the moist cavity

from Ian Hamilton Finlay,
FISH

tropico

invisible splash
from the frill
or the hinge

diving board
above turquoise
with a hint of

pyridine + lemon
opposite palm trees
to cervix shells

NO DIVING
perches succulent
Calihockneycation[11]

from David Hockney,
A BIGGER SPLASH

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Astra Papachristodoulou is currently a postgraduate student of Poetic Practice at Royal Holloway with focus in experimental writing and the neo-futurist tradition across poetry, visual art and performance. She has recently won the Pebeo Mixed Media Art Prize, and her poetry has appeared in small magazines and anthologies such as Stride Magazine, Streetcake and Synchronised Chaos.

First published in 3:AM Magazine: Sunday, December 10th, 2017.