Fever Dream by Valerie Parente
It should not be hard to believe
her manifesto is written in poetry
a declaration of every insight
she finalized with the moonlight.
A quill pen in her hand
from the feather of a phoenix
and her tempo flows and flows
a silver tongue put to a scroll.
That poet’s name, its Valerie
a doll manifesting her fever dream
collecting lessons like mannequins
while she learns to love again.
– Valerie Parente (6-5-2021)