Friday, January 13, 2017

Lettuce Wife (Poem)

Day 13: Wives of fairytale again today, and I'm trying a little sevenling based on the story of Rapunzel. (I know the title is a bit of a stretch, but rapunzel is a kind of lettuce, and she and the prince do end up married in the end, so).

Lettuce Wife

Three things, my life:
a blue-stoned rounded room; a head of wheaten heaviness;
the faint thread of song in the night.

Three things came of it:
a bellyful of new life; the acid rage of the witch;
the cutting away of sight and magic together.

Desert tears in darkened eyes call sweet agony to the dawn.

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