'Judith and Holofernes' by Olivia Plunket
Draping curtains as red as blood
The maid will encourage Judith
As she enters the realm of reality.
Holofernes’s hand clenching
The blood-stained sheets
Upon which his body lies.
His shoulder arching forward,
His muscles pulsing.
Outside the frame his legs are thrashing,
As he tries to fight his fate,
Screaming to his saviour in the heavens.