You may find her in the heart
of an island out at sea,
giant leaves fanning her,
little nymphs at her feet

and when you find her
you may bow to her,
sing her songs, give her treats
tokens she holds forever

even after you leave,
because you know you are destined to leave,
to keep looking
for some distant queen–

because something about
her being a goddess
makes you think
you want to stay

but nothing about
this island
appeases you quite
the same way.

Published by Virginia Valenzuela

Writer * Editor * Musician

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