A place to park my ideas,
some created but unshown (below),
and some still in the development
Embrace the phoenix
as it releases you
as the desert stars crawl
generously to your window,
big as mountains.
Urgent as the saguaro
insistence prickling forth
larger than stars.
Let go as if the choice were yours,
as if mere Desire ignites the pyre.
as the needle pierces your thigh.
The twinking stars bursting.
terra cotta bookends
by Kathryn Wolanczyk, text by SallyAnn Wolanczyk,