by Mary Bast

yield to invisible forces
find that voodoo
on the fringes
become a willing servant to
beauty and dignity
a              goddess
wild animal

SOURCE: “Sensual Wisdom” by Mary Bast is based on page 214 from The Tao of Equus by Linda Kohanov (New World Library, 2001).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Bast writes poetry, memoir, and flash fiction. She was a finalist in the 2012 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, and one of 85 poets from seven countries participating in Pulitzer Remix, a 2013 National Poetry Month initiative sponsored byThe Found Poetry Review. Recent publications include Bacopa Literary Review, Right Hand Pointing, Pea River Journal, Six Minute Magazine, The Found Poetry Review, and The Writing Disorder. When Mary’s hands are not on computer keys they’re holding brush to canvas, inspired by North Central Florida’s woodlands, lakes, and prairies. Learn more about Mary Bast and her work at foundpoetrycollage.