Biography of Sandy Hiss
Sandy Hiss Benitez has been published in over 45 poetry journals, both print and electronic. Her first book of poetry, Ever Violet, was published in April 2007 and is available for purchase at http: //www.d-npublishing.com. She also has 2 chapbooks of poetry, Beneath a Black Pearl Sky and Petal Storm at Lulu.com.
She was nominated for Best of the Net,2006.
Sandy Hiss's Works:
Ever Violet by D-N Publishing
Sandy Hiss Poems
The Burden Of Charisma
I watch him pull in hearts like a fisherman harnessing his net of fresh fish. His charisma seems effortless.
In The Pink Room
there is an iron bed. The posts are scratched; the ivory paint is peeling away its innocence.
The Pain Of Ripening
My daily horoscope predicts rocks and thorns
Extracting Words From Flowers
Last night I burnt the microwave
In Full Bloom
He told me
Fifth Postcard From Iraq
The heat of worry burns my skin at times. Walking along dangerous roads, the monotony of perspiration
Fourth Postcard From Iraq
Another night of interrupted sleep. Helicopters hover above my dreams like giant dragonflys searching for their prey.
Third Postcard From Iraq
The moon above Baghdad floats lazily atop a veil of smoky-grey clouds. Pigeons sitting on the streetlamps
First Postcard From Iraq
My heart bends with every sway of the date palms, their fruit bearing
I want to blow kisses in your tomato soup, watch as you bite into fish crackers soaked in my crush.
When you first told me about the dragon tattoo, I didn't believe you were preppy 101, clean cut in your wool sweater
He tried to rip me apart. Attempted to rearrange me into his bird of paradise. Put on display in the jungle
She watches the world from inside her crystal bowl, biting off the heads of hangnails resembling button mushrooms.
Of Palms And Proposals
The waiter seated her across from him. The handsome one, an orchid dangling from his coat pocket. He was like a tropical
In The Pink Room
there is an iron bed. The posts
are scratched; the ivory paint
is peeling away its innocence.
An expensive silk throw
with hand-embroidered butterflies
flutters at the edge of seduction
atop persimmon sheets
sprinkled with blushes and petals.