Silvia La Rote
It begins here, in the wild. Setting
the stage: the water monsters call
softly in the pink air cups of shine. Here,
a maiden’s face is held like a pearl,
a fire under his furnace. She smiles and her
smile is the aim of a witch, it determines
the future, an outcry, its un-gloved hand.
These women do, these witches do, brewing
all returns to this pond at the end of the world
the Hydrangeas unfold into tiny holy stars
Silvia La Rote is an anarcha poet, mixed media artist, & organizer in Los Angeles, CA. Her work has appeared in the Feminist Wire, La Galeria, Moonchild Magazine, NYMBM, Five2One Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine among others. Her first book of poetry was published by ANC press. You can find her second book of poetry at lulu.com/spotlight/silvialarote and her artworks at instagram.com/slaroteart Much of her ranting can be found on twitter.com/slarote too.