Pressed Deep a poem by Jennifer Esperanza

Pressed Deep a poem by Jennifer Esperanza

woman, green, love, trance, Jennifer Esperanza

Pressed Deep

Wrap me in silk brocade

the color of forest mosses
it’s patterns pressed deep
with wild flowers
gathered at the hips
& falling in folds like theater curtains

in dark & moist old movie theaters

I can feel the costumes of a thousand actors

brush against my neck &
hit against my ankles.

Jennifer Esperanza 1994
Published in the book “Women Becoming Poems”

pretty, nature, woman, dancer, grasses, ABQ, NM, New Mexico, Jennifer, Esperanza Photography

~ Jasmine & the Green ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

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