Sunday, July 13, 2008

for Becca

An owl is perched
outside your window

and it is the same one that
sat outside of mine when I lived
in the mountains, and was
grieving a loss

and now that you have lost
something big

we bring violets
the owl and I bring them

from under the bushes
from the darkest dirt
from the wet soil

and place them
in your hands

our talons let go of the purples
and yellows and blues

so that you can grow them
in your own living heart

"we bring violets" is a quote from the H.D. poem, "Sea Gods"

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