Wanders in the desert, like a sugar deprived Frankenstein, searching high and low for meaning
The muse has almost forgotten what a calorie is, when it nearly stumbles over a scorpion, absorbed with his next meal.
Hovering now, as the scorpion’s sharp claws penetrate
a freshly presented prosciutto, goat cheese, and fig stuffed insect; regurgitating a half-eaten, Panera Bread Panini.
Because THAT may satisfy the need. The craven muse nods in wonder as
the scorpion proceeds to gorge itself on a semi-sweet deliciously odorous arthropod chunk dipped in chocolate
pausing briefly, to neatly pincer another, and another, ingesting far more than its daily share of total net Carbs, clipping the diet gladly, to shreds.
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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