Saturday 8 February 2020

Blue Goddess

by Cindy Rinne

Marble skin. Eyes closed.
Her translucent thoughts
concealed by a blue veil,
fastened at her neck
by a pearl.

She grasps an olive branch

and spins
four star-threads connecting
the top of her head
to Pegasus
in the northern sky.

Dusk neighs.

The winged stallion reminds her
of jeweled stars overhead
after her house burned,
melted glass and ash
on vacant ground.

Blue Goddess reins in grief.

Fifteen years later,
she no longer bursts into tears
at the sight of smoke.

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"Blue Goddess" is part of Cindy Rinne's chapbook Knife Me Split Memories (Cholla Needles Arts and Literary Library, 2019).

Cindy Rinne creates fiber art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. She was Poet in Residence for the Neutra Institute Gallery and Museum, Los Angeles, CA. A Pushcart nominee. Cindy is the author of several books: Knife Me Split Memories (Cholla Needles Press), Letters Under Rock with Bory Thach, (Elyssar Press), Moon of Many Petals (Cholla Needles Press), and others. Her poetry appeared or is forthcoming in: Anti-Herion Chic, Unpsychology Magazine, MORIA, several anthologies, and others.

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