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Kristen D. Scott

 

 

Fire Walker

           (for Zafer)

 

 

On the fairway my love, I saw you

as I always had, as I do still

 

fresh as pine needles and sprigs

of newly sprung grass

 

at seven, I dreamed o f you

between sun dried mud pies

and Alf Leila Wa Leila

 

you walked on water, muscle clad ̶

rescued me from the clutch

of a manatee,

 

washed salt and moss from tangled hair

slayed monsters that haunted the deep.

 

a bad man once said, “little tow -headed girls

grow up to be tow-headed whores.. no,

child; blondes are not for love... The

man up stairs made them for fucking.”

 

you, smashed all tongue-talkers

with a spit and back smack

 

You on the fairway my love, I saw you

as I always had, as I do still

 

fresh as pine needles and sprigs

of newly sprung grass

 

You found the notes scrawled in fluorescent chalk,

met with me like “Eyes of A Blue Dog”

Marquez knew that some things take decades,

the finding and pain of wanting to see the mirror.

 

I saw you across an instance

felt hands as they brushed platinum

flyaways behind my ear, your kiss

across breast and collarbone

 

from that childhood to this womanhood

time, a gateway,

opened you, crashed you

into me.  

Heron and Woman

 

 

 

You swept away the beginning of all things

like neon chalk on a crooked kindergarten sidewalk

 

lifted it away, as the flight of a White Heron

in the middle of December's impeding white roof.

 

And as silver-dried leaves escape birch branches

needing to walk on ground,

 

you grounded her,

 

and the White-Heron nested.  

Coupling

 

 

 

He knew her when she was only glyphs,

when her soul reposed

in creations house.

yearning, he waited

as Erebus fathered air and day.

 

as symbols became words

became wom(b)man.

Untouched. he touched her.

Kristen D. Scott  is a nominee of the Pushcart prize in poetry for five works from her latest collection,  OPIATE. (Garden Oak Press, 2014). She is  an award-winning essayist for her work on Federico Garcia Lorca and his books the Divan del Tamarit, Poet of the Deep Song, and essay, "The Duende." 

 

She has published in several Anthologies, newspapers, and ezines, including the San Diego Poetry Annuals, Nomos Review, Perigee, Alesbuyia, and published two poetry collection from Garden Oak Press; OPIATE (2014) and LIASIONS (2012). She has also been translated into Arabic, Turkish and Sanskrit.

 

Scott is currently the Editor-In-Chief, founder, and web designer

of KNOT Magazine, holds an MFA in Creative Writing, MA in English Literature, and is progressing with her Ph.D in Global Education. 

 

She resides on the Riviera in Türkiye.