Christine Austin Cole

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'A woman made of words is milkweed, bound to rattle open, scatter, and be lost.'

~ Marisa de Los Santos (excerpted from Io's Gift, which was included in her poetry collection, From The Bones Out) more »

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  • Wiskey Pete(7/23/2009 8:12:00 PM)

    Re: Your poem 'Confession.'

    (knowing she would sin again) Ahhhhh, how true
    those words are for all of us.Is not that the
    point of any confession? To keep trying to
    be better and confession is that constant
    reminder to do exactly that-a reminder.

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Best Poem of Christine Austin Cole

Air Born

She tumbled from the sky that night
White washed and too familiar
Holding cotton candy dreams
In her hand
Timidly, she set down
And begged the earth
To take her in
Even then
Her heart just wouldn’t
Let go
The sky

(She could still hear the echoes
Apple pie lies and emptiness
Hopeless, she couldn't bear to listen)

She convinced herself not to cry
Wanted but unacceptable now
Rejecting the memories that
Lingered behind
She smiled, as the night
Breathed her in
Just when
A single stubborn tear
Fell ...

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