National Poetry Month - Day 1 / by Shanelle Gabriel

Hello!

It's National Poetry Month. Gonna try the 30 for 30 challenge to write a poem every day for the month. Here's the first one!

SHE PLANTS

The strawberry swirl
Of her hair
Against
Her vanilla skin
Makes her warmth
Unexpected
The ripple of her voice
Melodic
Speaks with
Forte
Marcado
Heavy is the crown
That people
Refuse to see
And she wears her kingdom
On her sleeve
Offers it to everyone
With a weak pulse
Or an attraction to sunshine
Or an affinity for broken places
She loves peaks
Loves valleys
Grows roses in deserts
Adds lightning to storms
Soothes fears amidst thunder
She is
Worthy of petals
And soil beneath her feet