by CE Nelms

Aphrodite blooms within the heart,
swelling it with soft petals and stamen.
Full to bursting for the love of Sappho,
Crowning graciously my fellow women.

Aphrodite whispers softly in my ear,
of the gentle touch and loving words.
Soothing the wounding memories,
Of lovers like daggers and swords.

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