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.


Fear

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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