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Poetry by Juliette Sebock


She is scented with petals

of roses, white and pink,

with vanilla sugar, passion

fruit and grains of rice,

the distinct scent of air

as the sky reaches sunrise,

and the bundles of herbs and stones

tucked beneath her pillow each night.

She is cloaked in nightscapes,

starry-eyes reflecting waning moonlight,

backlit splashed of crimson

and scarlet against the pale blue depths

of a firefly constellation sky.

She is brought to life

with the wisdom of those

who've come before,

crowned in lamplight and lazuli,

taught through antiquity on a breeze,

all she needs to know

in a blood-red petal's blaze.

Juliette Sebock is the author of Mistakes Were Made and has work in publications including Royal Rose Mag and Cauldron Anthology. She is the editor-in-chief of Nightingale & Sparrow and runs a lifestyle blog, For the Sake of Good Taste. When she isn't writing (and sometimes when she is) she can be found with a cup of coffee and her cat, Fitz. She can be reached at her website and across social media at @juliettesebock. She is a regular contributor of Marías at Sampaguitas.

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