Distilled silver swallows a sea of glinting rhinestones
I hear steel beating against my chest
Until the hole in my heart seals
Welded beneath the petal of a rose
A red flame, fixed against darkness
A familiar geography where legends are taboo
Serena Wilcox writes from the edge of Atlanta, GA. She is the poetry editor for Leaf Garden Press. She has literary work published and/or forthcoming in, Ann Arbor Review, BlazeVox, Word Riot, Calliope Nerve, Word for Word, Moon Milk Review, and many other publications. She was recently nominated for Dancz Best of the Web. You can find out more about Serena at www.serenatome.blogspot.com.