Sunday, October 18, 2015

A Poem by Theresa Darling

Days Without Anger -- Day 4

I promised not to open my mind
to anger.  I'd deny the rough pearl
forming beneath my tongue.  Yes yes
yes to jewels secret treasures of all shapes
bring them on but know precisely
where to bury your precious fire.
Avoid the space between warm bodies
chilling slowly beneath flannel
in an unheated bedroom.  Never indulge
near your morning shower
shared before breakfast.

Theresa Darling's poetry has been published in The Green Hills Literary Journal, Baily's Beads, Hellbender Journal, Kind of a Hurricane Press and The Cellar Door.  Her poem "Another Departure" was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2014.  She recently fulfilled a lifelong dream by moving to Vermont, where she hopes to live happily ever after with her husband Reg and two shelter cats.

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