It is with tremendous pleasure that I present a marvelous poem written by my friend AnneElena Foster. I've been a fan of her evocative, fearless poetry for a long while, and now it is my privilege to host my friend and her work here at Word Garden.
by AnneElena Foster
These are the rules she lay before me:
You must adore me fully.
You must answer when I call.
You must come when you are summoned.
You must open like a blossom
That would deny me nothing
Pouring forth your treasured nectar
Into my expectant hand.
You must wait for my indulgence.
You must show your gratitude.
You must open like a flower
That has never known reluctance.
You must bear fruit like groves in summer
You must wait patiently for harvest
And when I come to you with hunger
You must feed me where I stand.