Thunder & cyclamen

The sweetpea and cyclamen look resplendent in the thunder: catching the lightning as they sway in the breeze of fallen leaves and rain. Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2019 Between the Trees UK Between the Trees US Available internationally

Bees and ants

At dusk, I notice how much I’ve changed - how happy I am to let Mother Nature in, to take a seat to my left and usher her children home. There are bees in the chimney and ants beneath the patio, spiders in the kitchen, dwelling outside each window or weaving gossamer thread through the … Continue reading Bees and ants

Buttercup

After the end I held a buttercup beneath my chin and it told me I would learn to love again. Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2019 Between the Trees UK Between the Trees US Available internationally

Teenage dream

I have counted three butterflies since being outside, they intertwine like green fronds curling toward the sun - flitting in and out of sunshine, buttercream wings kissing and leaving each other, one at a time, like truth or dare, like seven minutes in heaven, like a teenage dream played out beneath a summertime sky. Poem: © … Continue reading Teenage dream

Mid-July

You’re the kind of girl who would have intimidated me at school; still could, if I wasn’t so sure of the love you hold in your hands, the arms you’ve wrapped around me during my darkest days. We began in a car park; eating fast food mid-July confessing like strangers at a bar the unhappiness … Continue reading Mid-July

Diamonds

Their faces looked at me blankly - I asked them, 'How would you describe the world we live in?' For a while, the faces remained passive, circumspect, frightened of a Big Brother they hope does not exist. Then the words rolled off, clean, cut like shards of glass - impoverished violent ridiculous - rough diamonds … Continue reading Diamonds

A curse

She had said the words ‘this will last forever’ so many times she had begun to wonder if they were a curse; a spell of Hecate’s making, a cauldron bubbling of squandered feelings - unrequited lovemaking and lonely screams into the wind. Photograph & poem: © Kristiana Reed 2019 Between the Trees UK Between the Trees … Continue reading A curse