The Baristas have chosen their favorite piece of writing from the February 22nd Pay It Forward Thursday at the Go Dog Go Cafe. We are honored to share the Barista Favorite with the GDG community, the poem apple woman by Holly of House of Heart. We highly encourage you to go read more of Holly’s writing.
A hummingbird is etched
at the nape of my neck
below a storm of hair.
She hovers like a tiny moon
sipping cruets of honeysuckle.
My mind is a cutlass of emotion,
a chisel of shame or the begging
tongue of a starving feral.
Pink berries perch on snowy slopes,
deeper, harvests of Robin’s eggs.
I want to keep them safe from the
graze of cold teeth passing through
a sky blue dress.
My apple heart harbors man
whose anger is a ligature winding.
It’s beat is a warm river of release
or a bleed across a canvas of ice.