These Roots Were Made for Walking, a Giveaway

She’s an artist, a dirt worshiper, a professional magpie and a story painter. The she I speak of is Caitlynn Abdow. One of her drawings inspired my poem, “Heart and Guts Make the Blooms Grow Brighter”. When she offered me the piece, I squealed like a blooming lunatic! Then, after breathing out some of my greed, I decided that the drawing would make a perfect Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month giveaway. Don’t you think so, my Wicked Luvs?

These Roots Were Made for Walking“Tulip Girls”, by Caitlynn Abdow

Caitlynn’s artwork tells stories of mythical surrealism dancing with motifs that make life rich and real. If you visit her cyber-home, and look at pieces like “Samhain”, “Yule” and “Gemini”, you’ll probably feel what I mean. Read her Accumulative Realists Collective statement for more.

To Enter the Giveaway: leave a comment letting me know what you like best about the piece.

for extra entries…
1st extra: Share the giveaway image on Instagram. Tag me (@magalyguerreroindarkerwords) and Caitlynn (@caitlynnabdow), so that I can note the entry.
2nd extra: Share the giveaway image on Facebook. Tag my page, Magaly Guerrero (writer), and I’ll note the extra entry.
3rd extra: Visit Caitlynn’s Painting and Illustration pages; tell me which piece you like best.

These Roots Were Made for Walking, a Giveaway

Giveaway Rules, details and stuff…
* I need to be able to contact the winner. If you don’t have a website or social media profile, through which we can interact, please add your email to your comment. If your name comes up, and I have no way of contacting you, I’ll choose another name.
* To my Canadian Luvs, before you can claim your prize, I must challenge your math skills by asking you a very obscure question, such as… what’s 13 + .5? Yeah, as obscure as the law

* This giveaway ends on May 2nd, 2016, at 10:13 pm, EDT. The name of the winner will be added to the end of this post on May 3rd, and I will contact him or her on the same day.
* This giveaway is open worldwide, excluding any place where prohibited by law.

April 3rd, 2016
And the giveaway winner is… Khaya Ronkainen.
Congratulations, dear Khaya!
Please send me your mailing info (magalyguerrero @ live . com)
and I shall forward it to Caitlynn.

I Knew, But…

I birthed my children knowing
they would grow up to consume
me, billions of bites at a time.

I watched them make tools
full of teeth, to cannibalize
the tender greens
on the forests of my hips.

My children used to be bright;
if they fell my shoulder bare,
they would plant cuttings
in the hollow of my throat—
for balance, for tomorrow.

But something has gone wrong
with their minds (or their souls).
They’re stripping all my green,
and now we can barely breathe.

I knew they would consume,
but my nightmares never dreamed
they would waste everything.

written for On Her Day, Gaia Wails – Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month, 2016 (Day 10)
Jour de la Terre – Earth Day, over at Sanaa’s Prompt Nights

Myth-Gaia, by Zelda C. Wang
“Myth-Gaia”, by Zelda C. Wang
(find Zelda’s stunning work on her website, Society6 and DeviantArt)