Persist Poetry

the calm in the storm

Awake to the new fire that burns at the heart of Jasmine Thompson's poem and be reminded to never back down.

by Jasmine Thompson

stubbornly she seduces
and suffers silently
eyes fixed in blanket state
sirens sing and wolves howl

clutching the wide eyed cat in her lap
head wrapped haphazardly
in deep blue babushka
to muffle the screech of the wind

and his words
that cut
words made for war and control
of her body, softly

she lies down in peace
in dreams she conspires
awake with new fire
fresh faced and full bellied

still hungry
still fighting
still crying
still trying


Jasmine Thompson  | zhasminjasmine

Jasmine Thompson is a mixed media artist, teacher, and poet from northern California. She loves walks in nature, cute animals, and chocolates.

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