“Visiting the Dead,” a new poem at Olentangy Review, Winter 2015

A new poem in the Winter 2015 issue of Olentangy Review:

“Visiting the Dead”

The edge of grave
is always close
is blue green black
is not a question

to force the words
of weed or wreck
itself among the salt
ribs of assertion

This, the drowned
cargo left to rot
We are fouled
We do not appear

     — an erasure, for Adrienne Rich and my Father
 
 
 
 
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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on December 30, 2015.

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