lotophagia — RC deWinter

i’ve fallen down a rabbit hole
of cognitive dissociation
a carnival of synesthesia
possible only in a lotus eater’s dream

looking at sound
hearing color
touching scents
tasting you

if there is a heaven
this is it
what an unexpected reward
for an unbeliever such as i

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RC deWinter‘s poetry is anthologized in Uno: A Poetry Anthology (Verian Thomas, 2002), New York City Haiku (NY Times, 2017), Cowboys & Cocktails: Poetry from the True Grit Saloon (Brick Street Poetry, April 2019), Havik (Las Positas College, May 2019), Castabout Literature (Dantoin/Hilgart, June 2019), The Flickering Light (Scars Publications, June 2019), Pointed Circle (Portland Cascades Community College, June 2019), Nature In The Now (Tiny Seed Press, August 2019), in print in 2River, borrowed solace, Boulder Weekly, Genre Urban Arts, Gravitas, In Parentheses, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, Night Picnic Journal, Pink Panther Magazine, Southword, and appears in numerous online literary journals.