Mimosa
Poetry

Mimosa

Mimosa stretches in the morning sun, her green fingers feasting in the light. Slender leaves fan open to the rain, prayer fold in dryness. In the breeze, she undulates and bends, she sways with the elements, only to stand tall again, surviving. Like a woman. Traveler, writer, poet, nature lover, Victoria Crawford currently lives in … Continue reading

Fear That Can’t Speak
Poetry

Fear That Can’t Speak

She carried her story stitched into seams of days and buttoned tight by fear. In black of night beer-breath whispers of reassurance from a father who stole innocence and demanded silence in return for the virus that would infect her future. She avoided mother’s eyes, spurned her love and resisted anyone else’s becoming cold as … Continue reading

seedling
Poetry

seedling

the sunflower dropped a seed as with all things from him it was hardened with speckled lashes where he’d been beaten his core and petals withering each season a drop of lavender coats the seed pulling it away from the scavengers she is pure and generous the old blind sharecropper cares for the seedling until … Continue reading