when apologies fall into place

when apologies fall into place


feels like a risk,

brushing its clipped wings

against my face, in the dark,


on the ledge of time,

suspended in breaths,

seizing the brevity of moments

that gather

in the remains

of what had once

been left for dead,

how new

the warmth

of our bodies,

interlaced, in silence,

as lips

search for safer ground

on which to share

our imperfect ways,


countless are

the apologetic kisses,

caught in the flight

of love’s unexpected grace.

Eliana Vanessa

Eliana Vanessa is originally from Argentina and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana at a young age.  She recently participated in 100,000 Poets for Change (2018) and served as part of a panel of poets in The Jane Austen Festival (2017, 2018, 2019).   You can find her work online at The Blue Nib, Beneath The Rainbow, The Sirens Call, The Ramingo’s Porch, Ariel Chart, The Horrorzine, Fearless, Drinker’s Only, The Rye Whiskey Review and Punk Noir as well as in the following anthologies: Masks Still Aren’t Enough (2019), Americans And Others (2019), and A Dark And Stormy Night: Sixteen Halloween Tales (2019).  She is Eliana Vanessa on Facebook at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/eliana.vanessa.7758.


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