Poetic Alchemy

by Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews


I spin golden words
From my world of straw.

I extrapolate wonder
From the commonplace.

The centre is anywhere I am

For there is no other place
No other happiness
Other than the piece of sky
I expand with my yearning.

My eyes create reality

With the poetic palette of blood hues:
The deep reds, the melancholy blues.

I strike a match on stone
And memory ignites it to diamond.

I immortalize people and places
I have loved.

The real world pales
While within me,

The universe explodes
With the infinite

Colours of creation.