Cafuné by Marisa Silva-Dunbar
This is how the healing starts—
your hands in my hair as you hold
me to you in early Sunday mornings.
This is the soothing you don’t know
I crave—your touch is still sanative.
I will help you mend—just run
your fingers through my curls,
kiss my eyelids when I sleep.
Unravel strings of pearls from my heart.
This is like sucking poison from the wound.
Marisa Silva-Dunbar's work has been published in Apathy Press, The Hellebore, Horny Poetry Review, Dark Marrow, Dear Reader, and Marias At Sampaguitas. She is a contributing writer at Pussy Magic. Her work is forthcoming in Sybil Journal, The Charles River Journal, The Cabinet of Heed, and Silk + Smoke. Marisa is the founder and EIC of Neon Mariposa Magazine. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @thesweetmaris.