Showing posts with label Healing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Healing. Show all posts

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Your Tonic Like Hawthorn

Hawthorn berries (Crataegus monogyna) 
Image:  Wikimedia Commons

you’re not
supposed to speak softly

in feather light whispers
at my throat

language foreign
to a scrap like me

my mini-heart flutters
in its hummingbird bones

afraid it might learn how to
cherish me too

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

*Note:  Hawthorn berries, flowers and leaves are used as an herbal medicine in the treatment of heart and cardiovascular ailments.

Written for dVerse Poetics where Fred Rutherford has us keeping it brief!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Emily (Hope Kicks)

when you need it

if you must
scream (it’s unfair)
swear (every word you can think of)
snot running,
mascara flowing
down your chin
allow it
for one hour
or one day
eat chocolate
eat the cake
the whole damn thing
pity party
like there’s no tomorrow
if that’s what it takes
and then
you get up       



big girl
get off the floor

it won’t let you stay there

when you need it

reminds you
it is the thing
with feathers

and wings that sing
your truth to you
when you’ve forgotten
how to fly        

Copyright 2013 Jennifer Wagner

Inspired by my all time favorite poem by Emily Dickinson, “Hope” is the thing with feathers.