Graphite sketch of Clerodendrum Quadriloculare 1 in dark green

artery

Day Four, National Poetry Month

Artery


Nobody told me
those micro poems
would open an artery
bloodline deep pulse
to joy.

Handwritten, cursive signature says "pea flower tea" in lowercase letters. The flower is a small sketch of a bloom, instead of the word for "flower".

Beginnings

National Poetry Month is a poetry writing challenge, where participants write a poem every day through the month of April.

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Pea is an artist focused on building an art therapy platform through transformative art and positive erotica to help victims of sexual violence reclaim their power. She lives on a small island and hides from loud noises.