Morel

‘tis the season

Kristie Darling
Apr 19 · 1 min read
Photo by Beth Macdonald on Unsplash

elf of the forest floor
brain cells thoroughly exposed
waffling the lowest winds
shedding spoors in exchange
for understanding
you grow for me in just minutes
it seems becoming your musk
your true self.
monopod tightly dug-in
to crisp thrown-off
leaf bed that transcends so nicely
for the mushrooms’ sanity
and my savory pleasures.
your manifest is elusive
your announcement silent.
morel, we anoint you with
salted butter and thank you for
being saved there in the hot cast-iron.
be there for me
I beseech you
when I call your name
through shadowed branches
like the whippoorwill prophesizes death
or calls for his mate.
With each fork and swallow
I honor you and your ancestors…
one more spooning into the
magic.

Kristie Darling 2021

It’s been a great couple days, dinner-wise, out here in Cool Spring. Core Beliefs: We are students & teachers to each other. Giving & receiving are the same. There’s a time & a place for spontaneity. My poems = stories, unless not. krisjd33.medium.com

Kristie Darling

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Core Beliefs: We are students & teachers to each other. Giving & receiving are the same. There’s a time & place for spontaneity. My poems = stories, unless not.

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Together We Grow in Poetry

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Core Beliefs: We are students & teachers to each other. Giving & receiving are the same. There’s a time & place for spontaneity. My poems = stories, unless not.

The POM

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Together We Grow in Poetry

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