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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.
|September 15, 2015||Darling Coffee||Meena Alexander|
|September 14, 2015||To Bring the Horse Home||Julie Bruck|
|September 13, 2015||Evening||H. D.|
|September 12, 2015||Brotherhood||Georgia Douglas Johnson|
|September 11, 2015||Another of the Happiness Poems||Peter Cooley|
|September 10, 2015||Scar||Emilia Phillips|
|September 09, 2015||The Stripling||Dante Micheaux|
|September 08, 2015||Damaged Photos||Amber Flora Thomas|
|September 07, 2015||Work Gangs||Carl Sandburg|
|September 06, 2015||Sonnet||Alice Dunbar Nelson|