Poetry from Réka Nyitrai
I tried to count
the bees that live inside my head.
I tried to figure out
why I feel loneliest
surrounded by people.
Then, I imagined
being a ghost,
to the graves of my loved ones.
Flowers with puckered lips.
Flowers with teeth.
Flowers that bite off the shadows’ nose,
and roam the fields
Réka Nyitrai is a spell, a sparrow, a lioness’s tongue — a bird nest in a pool of dusk. She is the recipient of a Touchstone Distinguished Books Award for 2020 for her debut haiku volume While Dreaming Your Dreams (Valencia Spain: Mono Ya Mono Books, 2020).
Wonderful! The flower metaphors were especially eye-catching.