In the Air of My Mind-Art and Poetry

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Florentine Falcon a screen print on etching paper by femmefatale_quinn (you can find her on Instagram)

In the Air of my Mind


between waking and sleeping

a world waits to be seen

a cave of light

a place between sea and land


a flash of red wings beat the air

feathered armor covers all of him

in his talons a cobra pulses truth


in my delirium of night 

I fly with them looking 

at the green iridescent

tunnel opening, closing


it comes close, retreats

I’ve never been able to enter

or exit its green invitation

red wings spread open 

their layered feathers


like cobra I’m clutched in strong talons

I’m trapped in a journey of green


beating wings raise us

the tunnel is all green light

now expanding now contracting


we fly out through the iridescence 

into sharp reality

    Janice Eskridge ©️January 2020

About Winding Stream Press

Janice DeRuiter Eskridge, M.F.A. is a poet who worked for over a decade as a poet-teacher for California Poets in the Schools. Helen Shoemaker, Ph.D. L.M.F.T. is a university professor who teaches in the areas of child development and counseling. She is also a therapist in private practice.
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