Fotoula Reynolds is a poet/author and lives in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia with her family. She began writing poetry in 2016 and has published her first book of poems titled:The sanctuary of my garden (2018).  Fotoula’spublished works include: The Dan Poets Anthology (2018) Australia, The Hillscene Magazine (2018) Australia, Bonsai Journal (2018) Bangladesh,, Spillwords Press (2018) USA, The Pangolin Review (2019) Mauritius.

Kindness hangs on the apple tree

I am a body of water
Shamelessly waiting
Floating in my own

Home is within myself
Where dreaming and
Sipping tea are still

The sun burnt into
The back of my neck
Turning it hot pink and
Sweat beads rolled

The rain fell like tears
On my face the day
I wanted to make a
Mountain taller

The flowers here call
My garden – home
It is a shared comfort
And I will sleep in her

I will hang your kindness
On the apple tree where
Love and gladness show
Me how to be alive