Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

I’m willing to bet you
dollars to doughnuts:
Odysseus had a mother like mine.
When I left her, siren song singing
on the shores of a bone island heart
breaking
my ears stuffed with wax
and tied to the mast of my own crooked spine
I didn’t yet realize she would always, always be singing
in the beats of the waves
and the waters of my blood.

© 2014 Amoret BriarRose. All rights reserved.

Image: Ulysses and the Sirens – 1909 by Herbert James Draper 

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