Consent – a poem by Victoria Twomey


the spinning stars, riding along the dark elliptical arches
of a sacred temple

gaze down upon us
a round and radiating brilliance in their eyes

progressing past us, deep in their own thoughts
which they do not share

leaving a still, open space
that begs a burning question of the darkness

to which they give no answer
but for their waiting

for us to unknot our perplexities
until we whisper yes and yes and yes

for a fleeting moment
the stars shine brighter, answering ah! 

we gaze back in silence, empty and unbounded
in each black pupil, a glimmering pearl

Victoria Twomey is a poet and an artist. She has appeared as a featured poet at venues around NY, including the Hecksher Museum of Art, The Poetry Barn, Barnes & Noble, and Borders Books. Her poems have been published in several anthologies, in newspapers and on the web, including Sanctuary Magazine, BigCityLit, PoetryBay, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, The Tipton Poetry Journal and the Agape Review. Her poem “Pieta” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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