Masks

poem & photo by Elizabeth

MASKS OF CARDINAL FEATHERS

                                               Drape
                                                              Me in
                          Crimson rOse petals,
                                                              garnets, 
                                                                                   coraL,
                                              RuBies
                 and feed me
                                                dragon's Blood,
                                                                                     cherries,
                                                        straWberries,
                                 plums,
        salmon,
                        meRlot
                                          then make me
                                                                            glow,
                                                   flush,
                           blush,
                                                           BlooM
                                  till I'm
                                          Rubeous,
                             carneLian,
                                               verMilioN
        as ScarLet hummingbirds
                                                                SOAR from our
                                                                                                   Mad
                                               voRacious
                                                                          heartS.
     
                              

Thank you to the editor of Absinthe Revival for first publishing this poem.