Dream Quest One First Poetry Prize
Winner - Winter 2014 -2015
GENINNE M. WOODS
My predisposed demeanor of alchemy
envelops my destiny without choice,
this questionable stage of my existence-
i did not ask for.
No sight of understanding i’ve gained yet
on this process of life- but blindly and bravely,
i continue to believe in its goodness.
The unknowing ones of such awe
look not at me twice-
dismissed i am as ordinary,
but the journey ahead tugs on my
There’s an ineffable magic i keep
know not where it will take me,
i trade my trepidation for patience-
and find comfort in a whisper of intuition.
My dreamy state offers subduction
and collects my energy as toll,
a glimmer of attention except for my own,
i become friends with my spirit.
Encased in darkness but
i realize it is only by eye that others first detect
No transparency surrounds me
the hard work of solitude carries on...
fervently protecting the unveil,
with due time.
And effortlessly one day,
waking from a long abstraction-
i was me on the outside now,
as my heart beauty-fully
unfolded on my sleeves.