The blade, the cuts, the sighs.
Inner pith grown hotter.
A vase of injured limbs.

Do this to resurrect:
Rinse and gash, repeat.
Hammer till fibers split.

Blossoms’ bee-swarm (hurt-flecked
By memories of heat)
All loveliness and grit…

Life rises from mangle,
From stems slashed at angle.

Marly Youmans

Marly Youmans is the author of fourteen books of poetry and fiction. Her latest book is the poetry collection, The Book of the Red King, following the narrative of a transforming Fool, a mysterious Red King, and the ethereal Precious Wentletrap (Montreal: Phoenicia Publishing, 2019.) Forthcoming in 2020 is a novel, Charis in the World of Wonders.

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