April 24, 2017

The Healer by Elaine Reardon

She murmurs softly
soothes your arms and face with
a cool damp washcloth

glazes parched lips with oil
holds warm lemon tea
for you to sip

She combs out knots 
as you doze on pillows
threads her needle
with your hair
carefully mending the holes 
in your delicate fabric     

Elaine Reardon is a poet, herbalist, and educator. Her chapbook, The Heart is a Nursery For Hope, was published September 2016. Most recently, Elaine’s poetry has been published by stanzaicstylings.com ezine, Three Drops from a Cauldron Journal, Mused, MASS Poet of the Moment, and poetrysuperhighway.com.  Elaine lives in the forest in Western Massachusetts. She maintains a blog at elainereardon.wordpress.com.

1 comment:

  1. lovely and unusual. Reminds me of Ursual LG.