why write?

I have to write what I hear in my head, what I dream in my sleep, what my bones ache to express.

My poems tell stories of strength, love, regret, disobedience, loss, hope, redemption, and whatever whispers to you.

—Cindy B. Stevens

Books Available

My first collection of poetry, Naked, is available for $12.00 at http://mainstreetragbookstore.com/product/naked-cindy-stevens/


For local readers, books are also available at:

Purple Crow Books in Hillsborough, NC

The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC



18 July 2020

I leave me


 

The first, third, and last stanzas of "I leave me":


my widow is a willow tree

my sunlight sparkled silk drags the ground

my greedy roots guzzle rationed water

I don’t want to break

so I refuse to bend

 

my scars feed my heartwood

why do I believe all men are alike?

I watch him so closely I think I hear his beard grow

I bruise him

drain us

 

my trunk hesitates in the doorway

I grab my shoulder bag from the hall table

lock the flat’s door

drop my key through our mail slot

I want to go away from me

 

© 23 July 2017

Cindy B. Stevens

 

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