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California Poppies

written by: Fotoula Reynolds

 

She fell to her knees
Opened her wings
Forgiveness flourished
The spell was broken

The notion of truth
Rattled her wounded
Spirit and exposed a
Lifetime of vulnerability
Where sounds of shame
Beat in her sternum
Begging for her aching
Words to stop crying
And releasing the
Disguise of loneliness

In the garden of life
Californian poppies
Danced like eggs in
The powder-blue sky
It is there she walked
Into the pages of her
Story’s evergreen world
To scream a love so true

Fotoula Reynolds

Fotoula Reynolds

Fotoula Reynolds is an author of poetry. She lives in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia with her family. Living in the hills lends itself to the topics of nature where she draws inspiration from the surrounding spaces. She began writing poetry in 2016 and has published her first book of poems titled: The sanctuary of my garden (2018). Her work has been published internationally in e-zines/journals/reviews/anthologies.
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