Domestic Sinister

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Domestic Sinister

The relief of stretching flesh,
the turning of fall -

lantana begonia. Caterpillar.
What will you do if your bird bones break?
Gutted and uncomfortable.

But some new ones are beautiful and sing!
Gorgeous clementines
with purpled poppy lips.

I fear the worst and want for you
one that sings

(in the narrow garden
all the women are turning to seed).

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2 Responses to “Domestic Sinister”

  1. Liz T-C Says:

    Ashley, this poem is just delicious. It reminds me of Eavan Boland’s “Anorexic,” which happens to be one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

  2. ashley Says:

    Thanks Liz! I am not familiar with that poem. Can you send me a copy of it?

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