Love and Honey

Katrina Kaye

I have grown tired of dreams,
the way they toss me through the night.

Perhaps there is not enough sugar in my diet.

Holy knows there is not enough caffeine
in a single cup to keep me from flailing.

I have only been hungry once in my life.
I have only turned animal during a solitary full moon.

This life is not what I expected.

There are footprints forming in the absence of warm bodies,
but no flesh covers these sun bleached bones.

I have no fear of the skeletons and the clicking of their heels.

If it is just a matter of hunger, would this heart
and all its dried red fruit be bitter to the taste?

I wonder sometimes about the difference between
love and honey, how only one holds the ability to survive.

“Love and Honey” is previously published in the collection, my verse…, published by Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC in 2012 and Gravel Literary Magazine.


Katrina Kaye

You crack glass
shell and run through
free-formed twilight,

leaving thermal
foot prints stretched,
distorted in the earth.

I see you
hovering at cliff’s edge.

Like a waterfall,
you gush
towards earth,

escaping from blackness
in a ripple of light,
patterns, colors.

I watch you let go
and find,

as you twinkle
out of this realm,

true beauty.

“Eulogy” is previously published in September (2014).


Katrina Kaye

even the moon
cracks              with time

her radiation                limited
to the turquoise of space

so how can we

divine creatures
of mortal world

not expect our
beauty to drip

sky to branch

branch to leaf

leaf to earth

from us

This poem was inspired by the artwork, “Enchanted Moon” created by Paulina Lopez, displayed at StrangeFlock Gallery May 2019.

“Moon” is previously published on the Gold Writing Group website (2019).