Saturday, 13 April 2019

In Unison

by Susan Tepper

Scatter your ash over my tomato plant
Drip your blood into my milk pitcher
Stir your tears around in my sugar bowl
Drop an organ, plump and steaming
Into the saddle of my spirit:
Rejoice!  Rejoice!
Come ride with me while the moon
Is at once in all its four phases
And we two ghosts
Will trample foreign ground
See birds with backward heads
Flowers forced root-first up
Cats suckling litters of soft gray mice
Miracles! shouts the modern world
For a period of seconds sweetly in unison

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"In Unison" was first published in London Poetry Pearl anthology from London Poetry Festival, 2009.

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