By Cynthia Eddy

She lives there

In the bloody chambers

Turned granite cold.


Between them is the shy smile

A grain of salt

Or a line of tears.


The anger lives beside her

In the dwelling place

Of ice and heat.


Cramped in these cells

She fights to crawl out

And is alive.




Cynthia Eddy lives and writes on the eastern shore of Virginia.  The quiet village sustains her sense of neighbor and belonging.  She holds a BA in Art History. Poetry creates a chord between reader and poet.  That chord remains long after the reading.  Every poem reaches into the reader and brings forth an understanding, a moment of ‘I’ve been there’. She has been published in Third Wednesday, Eunoia Review and in Emerge Literary Journal.

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