A Poetry Showcase from Lisa Mary Armstrong

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Battling the Stars

Do you know 
that an asteroid 
has many moons? 
They are small, like stars
Dimples in a noir sky

Once I tried to moor myself 
to the brightest of them 
Now I drift dangerously close
to the edge

When I can’t sleep 
I pray for the stars
To reach down 
and find me


Sometimes I sleep with the 
stars. I forget that I’m made of flesh 
and bone

And something else not quite of this 
world. I lose myself in its inky mass that is 
more than just sky

And a home for the stars. It’s where I catch 
unfettered dreams 

As the cosmos blinks Orion gallops across an 
ocean and arranges my body 
as a constellation.


When I lose in love
I wear that loss
Like a keepsake
Like a charm around my wrist
Like a death wish
Like a breath of belladonna

We are all Demeter's Daughters

We planted primroses in the marsh
of our wombs
As the Goddess chased the cloak of winter
into the shadows 
and a smile bloomed in its place 

We released our daughters like a wish 
Protected them with a 
mother’s kiss and exhaled as
they were risen 
their dreams falling like cherry blossoms 

We whispered a prayer for our 
daughters’ safe passage
as Demeter led them into the light
of the Equinox

Bio: A writer/poet/mother living in Scotland. A big fan of Greek Mythology and feminist reimaginings, old Hollywood Actresses/films, the theatre, ballet and music. I've always written creatively for the catharsis and only started tinkering with poetry in the pandemic. My inspiration comes from poets such as Mary Oliver, Carol Ann Duffy, Emily Dickinson, Sappho, Anne Stevenson, Sylvia Plath, Dorothy Molloy, Derek Mahon, Dylan Thomas - the list is endless. To read more about Lisa go to her website at https://lisaarmstrong2179.wixsite.com/website

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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