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Alter Egret


This Bucket of Yours









































Alter Egret

 

             Pay respects
like a folded silhouette
careens
             to salted dredge
& eastern lee
             as the poppy
weighted by its seed
             rears to fledgling
symmetry
anvil-eyed
             starred feet

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This Bucket of Yours

                              for Alyse Knorr

 

dropped as I carried
             the summer of white
pansies & wild blue
geranium

             lowlife in sunlight

bottomless as the months
             reached
I could not hold
like a world’s filthy hem

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ELIZABETH SAVAGE is the author of Grammar (2012) and Jane & Paige or Sister Goose (2011), both from Furniture Press Books. Other poems from the Idylliad project appear or are forthcoming in pallaksch.pallaksch., Still:The Journal, and Weave. She's a feminist crimefighter and nippletism promoter living in Fairmont, West Virginia.


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