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. She convenes a poetry reading group in her local community and regularly attends and participates in spoken word events in and around the city of Melbourne. She is the author of three poetry collections and is published widely in anthologies, journals, reviews and magazines. Fotoula is a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee.
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