California Poppies, a poem written by Fotoula Reynolds at Spillwords.com

California Poppies

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 a writer of poetry, born in Australia of Greek heritage. She lives in the Dandenong Ranges in Southern Australia and finds inspiration in the nature that surrounds her. She convenes a poetry reading group at the local pub called Poetry in the Hills. In the short time she has lived there she has grown creatively within a very inclusive arts community and has produced three poetry collections including: The Sanctuary of My Garden, Silhouettes and Along the Macadam Road. She is published in four Australian anthologies and is a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee.
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