"My Story" art by Karina Llergo (used with permission)
Grown from the seed of a book,
blood of ink, and whisper pages
of imagination my wings carry me
through sky that searches my skin
for poetry to hold the moon
when the stars can’t breathe.
Sonnets pool on my eyelids in histories
written from sorrow’s tears and
the bright glitter of love’s eternity.
I’m as insignificant as dust and as grand as sunrise,
a soul dancing in shoes worn by ancestors
who trusted tomorrow would arrive in a dandelion.
©Susie Clevenger 2019