Upwellings

Upwellings

Seven Cataracts

(For M.R.C.)  She alighted like the tiger lily swallowtail, Danced like the delicate damselfly, Lounged like the lingering lizard, Then perched on the low branches  Of a mighty piñon pine, Like a naked and downy young hawk   She climbed ever higher   Into the dragon-like tree  That has never […]

Upwellings

Where The Wind Felt At Home

Where The Wind Felt At Home (For M.R.C.) I am the wind, And the wind moves along According to its path, whistling its song. But when I nestled in the hollow of your heart Circulating in that vase-like cavity, It brought me right back to where I started   Between […]

Upwellings

Devoté

Devoté (Dedicated to Nika Shahkarami, Mahasa Amini, Ghazaleh Chalabi, Masoomeh, and all the other girls and women killed in their struggle for freedom from patriarchal religious oppression in Iran and across the world) At an early age she learned, from her parents and her peers, From her teachers, and on […]

Upwellings

Body of Water

Body of Water  (For M.R.C )   Smooth hard and shimmering Your shoulders are warm boulders Cooled by a spray of salty air And golden kelp laid over them Are your bands of sun-bleached hair   Your pale belly is the dry and toasted sand Scattered with freckled sargassum Forming […]