This is War, by Laura-Marie Reiners
from the depths of the ocean.
if darkness had a taste, it would
bittersweet bones from the battles we have endured
lie at the bottom of hope
where we have been fighting,
where we have been drowning.
Favourite Flower, by Laura-Marie Reiners
a beautiful mix of hues sparkling
in the sunlight,
luckily, your eyes are filled with warmth,
letting me sunbathe in winter.
soil you planted me in –
enough to withstand every storm.
but when I do, you pull them out,
leaving me pure