Jodi Andrews – This Earth

Limbs stretch like branches.
My heart beats, waves pulse.
A heart beats like branches
stretch. My limbs wave, pulse.

This Earth pirouettes around the sun.
Dirt swirls, starts tiny cyclones.
Cyclones pirouette around the Earth.
The sun starts, swirls tiny dirt.

Bare branches drip frozen tears.
Ruby blossoms reveal raspberries.
Ruby tears reveal bare blossoms.
Branches drip frozen raspberries.

Frozen raspberries pulse, pirouette.
Branches wave cyclones. Ruby
tears drip around the sun. Tiny
blossoms swirl in dirt. Bare branches
reveal beats like limbs stretch.
This Earth, my heart.



Jodi Andrews graduated with her M.A. in English from South Dakota State University in December 2016. She lives in Brookings, SD with her husband and teaches English classes at SDSU. She has been published in Pasque Petals, Oakwood, and Dark Matter Journal.


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