by Adrienne J. Odasso

after Sappho

Gold anklebone cups, dip low
and fill as she dances. Be still
as the buried, then grow quick
with the current on which
you're carried. Bear her close
by the bank-side, where the brook
slows enough to bless the sand
with gifts from below, then lay her
to rest. I'll drink from the curve
of her foot, dip to kiss her hand.

Adrienne J. Odasso's poetry has appeared in a wide variety of strange and wonderful publications, including Sybil's Garage, Mythic Delirium, Jabberwocky, Cabinet des Fées, Midnight Echo, Not One of Us, Dreams & Nightmares, Goblin Fruit, Strange Horizons, Stone Telling, and The Moment of Change anthology. Her short fiction has also appeared both online and in print. Her two chapbooks, Devil's Road Down and Wanderlust, are available from Maverick Duck Press. Her first full collection, Lost Books, was released by Flipped Eye Publishing in 2010. At the very mention of cherries, she can't help but remember a day spent running around Innsbruck, Austria eating them on squares of Milka chocolate.

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