Poem by Lacresha (@starfishandcof6) : Magnolia Grandiflora (poetry, writing) in Fevers of the Mind Press Presents the Poets of 2020

Magnolia Grandiflora, Magnolia, Trees

Magnolia Grandiflora

The streets of magnolia grow memories
planted in fear of her shade
giving comfort to skin untouched by sun.

The wind whispers secrets
told at night by stars
who lit paths as restitution for their silence

Billie sings
of the smell of death,
pleasant on a summer's day celebration

Magnolia's scent
attracts white knights
to her side

Purity defiled
by toes painted red
from impromptu brushes with the innocent

In the rain magnolias cry,
'cross town willows aggrieved by unencumbered -
they too have seen, but do not speak.

Silent witnesses
hold justice from their arms
and for centuries, we wait for them to break.

Bio from 2020:
from Lacresha:
I am a physician and amateur writer who started writing poetry in middle school. In addition to preparing for medical school, I enrolled in poetry and fiction writing courses during undergraduate and published two poems in the University's literary magazine. I have recently started writing again and decided to let some of my work see the light of day. I am steadily trying to squeeze in time to learn and experiment with non-work related writing on twitter @starfishandcof6, and experimenting with animating my words under my Instagram account @s.t.a.r.fish_and_coffee 

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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