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Kristen D. Scott
Sand and Stone
When you appeared on my skin
it was the season of cherries
warm tumescent grapes
and quarter- turned moon
olives gazed over
swollen with their oil;
oh, lithe, verdant
stars told narratives through
their ancient glyphs-
etching them across
and your chest
held the cuneiform of lovers
recorded books of sages
the sands washed too many
away with every recurring tide,
but you and I,
are together stone
Kristen D. Scott is a nominee of the Pushcart prize in poetry for five works from her 2014 collection OPIATE. She is an award-winning essayist for her work on Federico Garcia Lorca and his books the Divan del Tamarit, Poet of the Deep Song, and essay, "The Duende."
She has published in several Anthologies, newspapers, and ezines, including the San Diego Poetry Annuals, Nomos Review, Perigee, Alesbuyia, and published two poetry collection from Garden Oak Press; LIAISONS (2012) and OPIATE (2014). She has also been translated into Arabic, Albanian Türçe and Sanskrit. Her recent publication was featured poet in MeArteka (May, 2015) where she had several poems translated into Albanian. Her new and selected poems are forthcoming from Garden Oak Press in September 2015.
Scott is currently the Editor-In-Chief, founder, and web designer
of KNOT Magazine, holds a MFA in Creative Writing, MA in English Literature, and is progressing with her Ph.D in Global Education and Comparative Literature.
Originally from Colorado, Scott has resided on the Riviera in Türkiye, where she has lived for several years.