See how the fig tree declares her passion
before her leaves are on,
how the dogwood, winded down,
is bridal in her bloom,
how the birds, busy in your branches,
have shaken you, and flown.
Recently Banned Literature, April 22, 2014
Twelve Poems, Poets International
Carry me in, carry me out — you, a shoe,
and I, a wet petal on your sole.
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