by Michal Mahgerefteh
free to roam this Creation I remember dawn-to-dark in Seventh Heaven where Love and I dwell as ONE And the Pen’s incision can never forget it! the whole Garden shakes as I Am clothed in flesh a fabric made of soreness traces of ancient scriptures deep-felt memories disrobe seeking yeeud while fledgling efforts slip into intense loneliness And the Pen’s incision can never forget it! cloaked in a drape of warm wax my soul roams Eden’s Orchards until the Ripened Fruit is found
Michal Mahgerefteh is an award-winning poet and artist from Virginia. She is the author of four poetry collections, editor of Poetica Magazine and Mizmor Anthology, and the managing editor of Poetica Publishing. Michal is writing her next collection, FishMoon, forthcoming May 2022. This poem is from her collection ‘Field of Harps’ (2016).