Reader Poem — Jennifer Hernandez

Jennifer Hernandez wrote this poem in response to the September poetry prompts:

Eva does the Cha Cha

Her lithe arms writhe
with extreme snakes.
Tattoos swirl green
& brown like vines,
but serpentine.

In one arm her baby dangles,
screeches, promise unfulfilled,
while the other arm extends,
plucks manzanita
ripe & red.

Tart crunch of knowledge on her lips,
she undulates her snakes & hips.
Garden cha cha lulls her babe,
who suckles on
the juice of sin.