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Poetry – Crystal Lee Writes

Dancing Through Time

As the elephant tracks water from miles awayAnd the hummingbird knows when to fly north The newborn turtle scurries towards the sea As the sunflower rises and droops each day And the Earth rotates every 24 hours The bee forgets not where to find the hive As the baby in utero knows the mother’s voice … Read more

The Other Side

There she isDancing in the ivory cloudsRosy-cheeked and butterfly-wingedHer laugh floats to me like bubbles across the skyShe bounces, flashing a pearly toothHer plump thighs curling in and kicking outFingers plucking at the candy flossShe twirls and falls back onto the misty trampolineShe is free.And for a second, she catches me looking at herAnd it’s … Read more

A Girl Like Her

I poured my love into her, lacking limitation or reticence From the moment I knew she was hidden inside of me, till the day she was born, through her life, and now. I said to her, whispered in her ear, “You are everything now. I’ll love you forever.” And those words will linger on my … Read more

Little Flower

Journal entry: 26 June 2023 Little flower, I know not yet the texture of your skin or the pucker of your lips, or the way your eyes catch the light  I know not yet the sound of your cooing, or your smile when you look up at me  And I know not yet the smell … Read more

Christ’s Wildflower

Have you ever seen a sunflower in the middle of a highway?Its yellow face, stark against the grey citySmiling towards the lightIt is dressed in green and bathed in rain Its petals a crown on its head The sunflower sways and twirls at the wake of dayAnd the mellow of nightIt needs not validation nor … Read more