Barista Favorite: apple woman/Holly of House of Heart

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.

 

shoulder tattoo

tatuajestatua

18 thoughts on “Barista Favorite: apple woman/Holly of House of Heart

  1. Pingback: Barista Favorite: Holly of House of Heart – The Militant Negro™

  2. I am so delighted to have my poem “Apple Woman” chosen at Barista Favorite. So honored, and I want to thank Eric Syrdal, superb writer and poet for placing this poem in the nominations. Thank you dear Eric , you are a gem! ❤️

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  3. Reblogged this on House of Heart and commented:
    I am so delighted to have my poem “Apple Woman” chosen as Barista Favorite at Go Dog Go . So honored, I want to thank Eric Syrdal of My Sword and Shield, superb writer and poet for placing this poem in the nominations. Thank you dear Eric , you are amazing.

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