Today's poem is by Jen Currin

Shrine for Every Part of You

In discord

We can't be any other way

to break out of this house
you have to first break in

the holy ash scattered on the floor

Imagine a good argument

now imagine the deepest blue of peace
In absence, waiting all day for night

In a cabinet with six farewell letters
In an oceanic bathtub
to wail over coins
to heal with water and sleep

in our separate rooms
with forested bodies
and an eagerness for silence

Copyright © 2015 Jen Currin All rights reserved
from School
Coach House Books
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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