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Poet of an Ordinary Heartbreak
Who hasn’t been tempted by the sharp edge of a knife?
An ordinary knife cutting ordinary tomatoes on
an ordinary slab of wood on an ordinary Wednesday.
The knife nicks, like a bite to the soul. A reminder
that what is contemplated is as real as the blood
sprouting from a finger. As real as a bruised eye.
Instead turn back to the meat stewing on the stove.
Scrape pulpy red flesh into the heat and turn.
Say: even this is a prayer. Even this.
|October 25, 2015||Cheerfulness Taught by Reason||Elizabeth Barrett Browning|
|October 24, 2015||Tender Buttons [Suppose An Eyes]||Gertrude Stein|
|October 23, 2015||Peaches||Adrienne Su|
|October 22, 2015||Last Advice||Jeffrey Harrison|
|October 21, 2015||Prayer||David Tomas Martinez|
|October 20, 2015||Haunted Sonnet||Hoa Nguyen|
|October 19, 2015||Nomad||Robin Beth Schaer|
|October 18, 2015||Passage||Cale Young Rice|
|October 17, 2015||The Universe||Joshua Henry Jones, Jr.|
|October 16, 2015||Ode to an Encyclopedia||James Arthur|