I like those Irises

BY KRISTA MALEY

I like those Irises
~
Maybe you're

tattooed with violets...

maybe Rome

couldn't stop you

from leaving home.

Maybe you're a fishnet stocking

repair-person

in a circus

of bad jokes

and words that won't stop-

Thank God!

For good opportunities

tailor-made for the likes of you

Krista Maley is a mum and English teacher from the stunning Coromandel. Hobbies include tramping, swimming, and faery walks, where she collects forgotten objects for her spells. A candle maker by trade, she is always whipping up a brew with oils and crystals in her cauldron.