A Modern Day Persephone


Image Credit: Jasmine Rain Hyder


A Modern Day Persephone

Annette Marie Hyder

I slip my feet into high heels
that strut me through my day
four inches of  stiletto steel
that leave exclamation points
instead of flowers

springing like arrows of desire
everywhere my heel has pressed

like a lover’s kiss to the waiting
ready, wanting, ground…

(As the Greek goddess/personification of spring, wherever Persephone walked flowers sprang up…)


Links of interest:

Persephone was not just the Greek goddess of spring. She was also the Greek goddess of the underworld.
The Myth of Persephone
Also of related interest:
Fertile Feet – Television Tropes & Idioms

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