demeanor is a magnolia
sweet scent to the putrid odor
a world in decay.
in a grey room,
the white fading on the walls
crystal vase sparkling
the lights are turned off,
hints within specks of dust.
a fire in the nude
orange aster burning the marrow
my bones, thriving on
fumes and dead narratives.
Benitez has published her poetry in numerous journals such
as Scorched Earth, Ken*Again, Defenestration,
Zygote in my Coffee, Words-Myth, Falling Star,
Chantarelle's Notebook, Tipton Poetry Journal, The Orange Room
Review, Unfettered Verse, La Fenetre, KillPoet, Mastodon Dentist,
Loch Raven Review, and Lily. Her first book of poetry,
Ever Violet, by D-N Publishing is available for purchase
by contacting Sandy at SandyB1070@aol.com.