The Healer

The Healer


She murmurs softly

wipes your arms and face with

a cool damp washcloth


She will glaze your parched lips

with oil, hold warm lemon

tea for you to sip


She'll comb out knots

as you rest on the pillow

thread her needle with your hair,

carefully mending holes 

in your delicate fabric


Elaine Reardon


Elaine is a poet, herbalist, and educator. Her chapbook,The Heart is a Nursery For Hope, published September 2016,  won first honors from Flutter Press. Elaine’s poetry has been published by Three Drops from a Cauldron Journal and anthology, Black Poppy Review, MA Poet of the Moment, , , and  several other literary journals. She’s recently been heard at Brattleboro Literary Festival, and Great Falls Spoken Word Festival.

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