time to speak above me a body in a wilderness voice selfishly seeking rain even here barefoot in love and rose petals on a river a prophecy more not yet than forever i see god and turn around distant but not gathering clouds and if nothing but blood delivers us where (and will we) with endless ashes elephants and orange trees swallows and leaves
As I was searching for artwork to accompany this poem (I had not yet named it.), I came across the phrase, “girl to bad weather,” used to describe another image by the artist who created the girl above. The instant I read it, I knew it was perfect. I use kuco’s artwork often on this blog. If you enjoy it, you can find more of it on Depositphotos.
If you enjoy my poetry and would like to read more, my debut chapbook, Seven Road & Other Poems, is now available on Etsy. Each book is handmade to order and includes original, full-color artwork by Colorado-based artist, T. Blake.
Wishing you all a safe, healthy, and creative Sunday.