Friday, August 3, 2012

Stars and Persephone

My heart is an apple
I keep it hidden on my sleeve
And when my heart is severed, thus
A star is driven forth

Her heart, fruit of Persephone
She displays it deep in Hades’ realm
I score it with my teeth and tongue
Its blood encased in rubies

Each night her mouth draws forth my star
Demeter’s child is dancing

Each day I feel her bite my heart
I dream of crimson jewels

(Illustration titled 'Pomegranate by Fruitie,' by Linda Herzog.  All rights reserved.)

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