Monday, April 2, 2012

poetry saves #2

today's poem is "fear" by sarah gambito, from her excellent book matadora, which you can order here.


A girl as a gem. I saw the worthiness of the gem.

But I was not the gem and I was not the jeweler.

One thousand people gather for the resurrection.

Their duty to the commonplace.

She's waving as if she might lose. She is your sister.

A corona. A beggar of lilies.

A platform for the operetta to begin.

Bring in the butcher and his life in service.

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