Mallory Rowe

Petits Poèmes

Bite the hand that feeds
When you realize poison
Is all it offers

Scattered bits of shell
And embryo as mother
Relaxes on top

Reaching through the fog
Ready to touch anything
That might pull me out

Continue to love
Even after you've gone numb--
Feeling will return

Shoes as my island
In a sea of dewy grass
Too deep to explore

Mallory Rowe has been writing poetry for over ten years, but she is currently passionate about haiku and senryu specifically. After graduating from the University of Alabama at Huntsville with a degree in Art History and English, she continued to write poetry in her spare time. Mallory enjoys being outdoors, and she often uses her observations of nature in her work. She is also an avid reader of philosophy and science, from which she draws much inspiration. Her dream has always been to write full-time, and she feels blessed to be able to live that dream. She self-published her first book, Looking Inward: 50 Haiku for Reflection and Introspection, on Amazon as a Kindle edition in January 2015 and her second book Ricochet in 2016. She has been published in several literary magazines and online journals. She is currently working on her next book of haiku and senryu and raising her daughter with her partner in Tallahassee, Florida.