Minds Meanderings : Poetry by Kelsey Bostwick

.:::red age, so grand:::.


one taste of her blood, so bittersweet,

leaves you yearning for just one more drop.

a drop to heal wounds within the sheath.

outside in … inside out … sanguine heat …

she curiously cures like aesop.


raised by amazonian essence,

croton lechleri, reaches skyward

& digs deep to offer descendants

of transpiring true transcendence

to fuel a flight like a boundless bird.


this dragon breathes renewing fires,

a funeral pyre, letting go

to empty space for new desires.

el sangre de grado, rewires

luminal linings & dermal flow.


the red age, so grand, released her dream

of willing wounds weeping tears like swords

moving backward in time, inverse scheme,

blood given for blood, sewing the seam,

for liars, lovers, livers & lords.

Learn About This Author

Kelsey Bostwick

As a native of portland’s periphery, Kelsey has often found herself immersed in emerald spaces teeming with moss covered trees, thriving flora & fauna, and the ceaseless cycles of life-giving water. While whimsically wandering through her neighborhood as a child, she remembers opening to the awareness of energy. Noticing that the energy running through her body is the very same energy running through the trees, she began to feel connected to all. This simple seed continues to evolve endlessly into a compassionate passion for nature, all living creations, and the infinitely unfolding universe. A deep desire to help people has led Kelsey on a beautiful journey through psychology, massage therapy, and herbalism. Allowing her intuition to freely guide her path, she now finds herself surrounded by wise healers and mystical medicine makers. Within many moments you will find Kelsey soaring through the community on her bike, reading, practicing tarot, or writing poetry at a cozy cafe, or slowly sipping on the divine alchemy of plants in elixirs of many forms.

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