Oracle your circle cages the
Vixen in me
Encompassing past truth; consuming reality.
I loved you so completely
I just couldn’t live with you
No one could.
Sorry, I don’t remember last Valentine’s Day
to the roller coaster;
you awakened something in me
I could not control
despite your insistence
I fought long and hard to penetrate the frost
and now your love
in the snow drift
I shovel through
carving new pleasure and pain
ski fresh powder
flawless and persuasive.
C. S. De Dona
Author, Poet, Photographer, domestic violence survivor, and naturalized immigrant, Cornelia is currently an Arts and Letters member of The Southwest Florida Branch of The National League Of American Pen Women.
Cornelia lived in Kaneohe, Hawaii, for thirty-six years. Also, seven years in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York. She now resides in North Fort Myers, Florida.
Her poems and photography are published in print, online, and in Rain Bird, a literary and art journal of the University of Hawaii's Windward Community College (2008-2013).
In 2013, Cornelia received Rain Bird's Kolokolea Poetry Prize for her poem, "Speaking French."
In 2015 her chapbook "Hawaiian Time," entered in the National League of American Pen Women's Vinnie Ream contest, was awarded third place in their inaugural multi-discipline category.
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