Climbing the Vine

Climbing the Vine

The honeysuckle blend
of home and time
stays stuck in the taste
of the drizzling pain
that remains behind.
There is no other flavor
than bitter or divine.
Each is sublime.

Cynthia Pitman

I am a retired English teacher with poetry published in Ariel Chart, Amethyst Review, Vita Brevis, Leaves of Ink, Third Wednesday (One Sentence Poem Contest finalist), Ekphrastic Review, Postcard Poems and Prose, Right Hand Pointing, Literary Yard, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Three Line Poetry, Scarlet Leaf, and others. I have fiction and memoir published in Dual Coast Magazine, Red Fez, and Saw Palm Review: Florida Literature and Art. My first poetry collection, The White Room, is forthcoming from Aldrich Press/Kelsay Books.

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