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Reverberations: A Cento
Lines from Courtney A. Butler’s Wild Horses
The fireflies are missing.
The birds chirp while pieces of my heart fly east.
It feels shameful to admit:
You are not an ornament anymore.
Parts of self spilled about:
cups and kettles dashing to the rocks below,
pre-sunset, grey washed paths are sweet curves.
the decent is gorgeous.
Upon returning home
chocolate piñon coffee on her lips
She and I become closer to one.
We are aspens in the woods.
Bio: Marisa Silva-Dunbar is a Latina poet from the Southwest. Hundreds of her poems have been published in the last decade. Her poetry has been nominated for both Pushcart and Best of the Net awards. She graduated from the University of East Anglia with her MA in poetry, and she is the founder of Neon Mariposa Magazine. She co-edited the anthology Kirstofia and is the author of #becky and When Goddesses Wake. Her first full-length collection, “Allison” will be published later this year by Querencia Press. When she is not writing, Marisa enjoys discussing pop culture and history. To check out more of her work, go to www.marisasilvadunbar.com