Poetry and Prose by #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, Co-Author of #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, and Jan/Feb 2022 Spillwords Press Author of the Month
A golden butterfly lurks in dark passageways where walls never age. Gloomy ivory green leaves gleam in dark as the never old, and always immortal butterfly kisses the feet of rose petals; that are shackled to the past of the known and the Unknowns. Butterfly dances on her feet, as the first snow of the year melts the memory of him; holding her hand on the roughest day of 2016. A pink laughter lies to her eyes. Pain engulfs the joy that was never hers. Irony lies in her lies, time slices the old wounds open. Pain and love compromises on the edge of void of tarnished dreams. The butterfly dies at an untimely hour and she thus rises from the ashes of past.
My home is a valley of flint and feathers. My understanding of life smooth-polished over the ages. The spark in my heart ignited to flame and left to glow as gentle embers. I look to the sky to see red kites circle high above. Flashes of bronzed russet swooping by, carrying life on the edge of a straight-arrowed tail. As I weigh the cool, heavy certainty of stone, with its sharp edge, in now-ageing hands; breezed against the lofty soft-flow-freedom of feathers, I think of you and the dream we once cradled. The distance vast between us. The beginning that never breathed.
Flint and Feathers was inspired by the poem Birds and Stone. You can read more of Lisa’s poetry at Lisa Writes Poems. Lisa also has a debut poetry book coming out, which you can learn more about here.
Submissions are still open for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration. The submission details are located here.