Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Friendly heart by Courtney Leigh Jameson

Friendly heart,
I urge you—

beat on surreal hooves,
carry spirit over landscapes;

            scopes of cold distance,

lie under burning scars
and barren trees,

feed in
          to hands,
          flared fingers
in fivefold waves.

Timber cries and trashed shores
of veins, like streams—no,
like chords of dreams

           —beat on painted colors
of farcical winds.

Heart, you are awakened.

Dawn digs up moon-shaped breath.

Author bio:

Courtney Leigh Jameson is a recent graduate from the MFA program at Saint Mary's College of California. She has been Managing Editor of both MARY: A Journal of New Writing and The Bruised Peach Press. Courtney writes in a surreal landscape in order to bring forth things that which cannot be easily understood or translated. Her poems, "Death Crosses Borders" and "Conquest of the Destitute", have been featured in Similarpeaks online journal. She currently writes articles for and resides in the desert of Phoenix, Arizona.

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