I hope you’re all getting into the spirit of Samhain and doing your best to ward off the evil spirits (or inviting them over for drinks and merriment). Today’s foray into the art of verse is brought to you by the lovely Kathryn Balteff.
Enjoy, share, and monitor the mini chocolate bars…they can sneak up on you.
I often wonder why
was I sent to this place?
Tending the magic left behind.
Struggling to cultivate
and coerce it into
petals of diaphanous colors
with only lemon salt tears,
hot love, and strawberry memories
I keep on.
What else would you have me do?
Most nights my feet are bound to earth.
yet tethered still.
But tonight . . .
Moonbeams unravel the ribbons
and I tango alone along the Milky Way
to my tryst with Orion.
The sea hears my heart,
but the stars
Kathryn Balteff is a poet, writer, and artist who currently moonlights as a used book, gift, and coffee shop owner, although over the years she’s also worked as an educator, sheep farmer, veterinary technician, and veterinary practice manager. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine and an MA in English from Oakland University.