tattoos __________ She was a witch burnt alive only to raise from the ashes to start playing again with fire She was a nymph mud thrown at her face in disgust She reshaped her cloudy dreams out of that thick mud She is the woman next door beaten blue thick makeup barely covering up fossils of last night She is the man in the gym stuffing pain mixed with pride down his throat numb with power She is the child with vacant eyes mute questions monsters eating fairies at night sand castles smashed She is you me and them scratching tattoos trapped between blind walls of our own Auschwitz unwelcome guest ____________________ she meets this man in her city an unwelcome guest a few days left before he leaves again for another city or a tempest-tossed shore smoke-stained lips long-forgotten dreams walk like shadows in quickly-smudged tears worn-out coast piercing out of jaws jewels of freedom forbidden or hidden somewhere in unwashed hair words exchanged sighs shared two pairs of eyelashes greeting each other a butchered sun trapped between barbed wire
Bio: Christiana Sasa has been writing poetry for a little more than four years. Her work has been published in the literary magazines Poetry Life and Times, Literary Heist, Eskimo Pie, Rye Whiskey Review etc.
Besides poetry, she is interested in painting and music.
Robin Ouzman Hislop is Editor of Poetry Life and Times at Artvilla.com ; You may visit Aquillrelle.com/Author Robin Ouzman Hislop about author & https://poetrylifeandtimes.com See Robin performing his work Performance (University of Leeds)