A bunch of dandelions
I thought were true Romeos,
dried up into tufts of myths and shipwrecks.
I blew away needles of half-spoken words,
until they layered within reluctant winds.
When the dandelions grew again,
I found myself longing for those fading symphonies
of caresses and flesh,
to sneeze and sing along to.
Maria Borrelli is a poet and artist living in Connecticut. She is completing her MFA in Creative Writing through Lindenwood University. Her poems have been published in New England Letters, Nerve Cowboy, Ceremony Collected, and other journals. She is currently working on a series of haiku with artwork.