Betel Leaves – Author Mark Andrew Heathcote


With eastern emerald splashes

And radiant half batting lashes

She whispered, her innermost, needs

Like vines bent her ankles and knees.


And much like them tasty betel leaves

She folded in and around me, tucked me

Into her opium-mouth, tucked me

Inside a secret sacred part of, herself.


“Our eternity has no windows – she said:

Whatever direction you take yourself,

Be sure your heart has partaken and dined

And, your soul is well fed”.


Then placing an emerald leaf around my head

She embalmed me with a silken thread:

“Our eternity has no windows – she said:

But we too are butterflies jointly cocooned in a web”


© Mark Andrew Heathcote

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Excerpt from the book “In Perpetuity”

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About the Author

Mr. Mark Andrew Heathcote has been happily honing his writing skills for many years perfecting his poetry and sharing it on-line, through on-line poetry forums. He feels this book is the next best step in his creative endeavors.

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