Beyond The Missouri Sky, poetry by Elizabeth Palmer Kellogg at Spillwords.com
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Beyond The Missouri Sky

Beyond The Missouri Sky

written by: Elizabeth Palmer Kellogg

@Epkazoo

 

The terrazzo tiles under our feet
baked hot
corners massaged
by centuries of sandals

The Aegean rolls smooth as a pearl
over ankles
knees
hips

The slip of my strap
as your fingertips
wander over my shoulders
glide down my arms

August afternoon siesta
holds us in its hush
silent streets
empty café seats

The blue breezes of morning
gentle as the brush
of Flamenco strings
at midnight

A Lydian dream
of luxurious landscape
beyond the Missouri sky.

Elizabeth Palmer Kellogg

Elizabeth Palmer Kellogg

Elizabeth Palmer Kellogg is the assistant to the Director of Research at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. In her spare time, she writes poetry and makes quilts – piecing together words and piecing together scraps into pieces that are more than the sum of their parts. Her work has previously been published by Red Eft Review and One Sentence Poems. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Principia College and an M.A. from The Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at University of Kentucky. She resides in Richland, Michigan, with her husband and her little dog too.
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