Thursday, July 29, 2010

St. Martha (patron of domestic servants)

this is a maiden

who tames.

she shows her teeth.

there are apples

in her eyes.

they fall

from the tree

before they are ripe.

before she knows it,

the bees have arrived

and are drunk. on her.

on this fruit. this sugar.

things brown so quickly.

she cut corners in loving you.

she lies still in the grass,

reaches heavenward,

and closes her eyes.

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