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Where They Lived

Dishevelled leaves creep down

Archipelagic

Not vinegar. Not acid. Not

Congregation

Weir, Mississippi, 1984

Sara Ross,
Great and Grand-mother of all
rooted things waits on the family porch.
We make our way back to her beginnings.

Six daughters gather space and time
in a small kitchen.
Recipes as old as the cauldron
and aprons wrap around these daughters;
keepers of cast iron and collective

Settling In

How I loved
each bare floor, each
naked wall, the shadows on

newly empty halls.
By day, my head humming
to itself of dreams, I cleaned and

scrubbed
to make life
new; dislodging from the corner,

Opus 80

OH my little house of glass!

Wonder Cabinet

I opened the silver pronged evening and translated

Daily

These shriveled seeds we plant

The Bedroom

Sheets boiled with lavender, the hard bed.

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