Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Do you like pomegranates?

For Mark Lawrence, who asked the question

My girl’s asleep
Absence of earth
What is hidden
Remains alive
Things within things
Mother and daughter
The seeds of war
Hell’s garden tended
By Hell’s gardener
Seeds bit into
Sour and sweet
Because she was hungry
Because she was curious
And sharp
Because, in a way, he suited her
Because she already lived
Between two worlds
Because she liked the taste
She sucked the tingling juice
She lingered
My grief is winter

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