Today's poem is by Alessandra Lynch
"The way to keep..."
The way to keep what we caught was through transformation:
wound to window, gash to star, fox-tail to glisten of rain.
The way to make things stay was in goodbye:
farewell, dirging bell, go to flower! Farewell, oriole,
go to orange dust!
Your consolation was to pull a fiery horse
from his cold human sheethis face
dissolving until there was only
thought, that blank.
Copyright © 2012 Alessandra Lynch All rights reserved
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