Poppie by Tony Pena

In the honey chocolate
expanse of your eyes
the husks of your tears
seize like cut seeds
of opium carried East
on flurries from the Lakes ,
bearing such a bounty
of beauty and courage
but to leave one craving
to share in your sparks
of spunk and revel in
the absolute pleasure
of inhaling the art
of your life so potent
in spite of the miles
of mountains between.
Photo by Saeeed Karimi on Pexels.com

About the Poet:

Tony Pena was formerly 2017-2018 Poet Laureate for the city of Beacon, New York.  His work has appeared in several publications over the years including Best of the Net nominations in 2019. 
A volume of poetry and flash fiction, “Blood and Beats and Rock n Roll,” is available at Amazon.  
A chapbook of poetry, “Opening night in Gehenna,” is available from author.
Colorful compositions and caterwauling with a couple of chords can be seen at: www.youtube.com/tonypenapoetry

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