Georgia O’Keeffe Made Rubble Out of Me
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Maybe it was holy, the edge of the petal
the way it curved, rippling outward
as if it were a blessing.
And the fragrance
it would crush me for its sweetness
with its softness
break my bones to dust.
You know, she could shatter walls with just her gaze.
Oh yes, she could be defiant
with her hat tipped to the sky like a dark moon.
But did you see her in the garden
did you see the black iris of her eye?
Vulnerability, was always her strength.
And I felt something
breaking, rising free.
Alyssa Sineni is a metalsmith and writer. She is a member of The Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange, The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, and she works as the Director of Programming for Art and Inspiration, a non-profit, which celebrates artists and writers. Ms. Sineni holds a BFA from The State University College at Buffalo and a BA in Spanish Language from Slippery Rock University. She has had four poems published in Soul-Lit and has been published in Hot Metal Press, and Uppagus.
9/21/2019 12:58:52 pm
A really great poem that beautifully captures the multifaceted aspects of
9/27/2019 05:58:16 pm
This poems captures who you are. Like the fragrance of the ocean, the waves forming and breaking at the edge of the shore. The Rose each petals tells a story........ you are a blessing to me.
10/1/2019 12:58:36 pm
Inspired. and inspiring. Questioning the reader leaves us so fully engaged. This is brilliant.
10/1/2019 06:03:56 pm
What a moving poem. I feel like I’m flowing through a painting of hers with the words. Beautiful!
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