Tuesday Poem: ‘when the magnolia speaks’ by Helen Vitoria

when the magnolia speaks

she will say, the air is burnt
my dark eyes are disappointed
at the gutters filled with bones

often, I have looked for
the word: resurrection
under the darkest parts of me

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Helen Vitoria is  the author of six poetry chapbooks and a full length poetry collection Corn Exchange, forthcoming from Scrambler Books, Spring 2012. Helen is the Founding Editor & Editor in Chief of THRUSH Poetry Journal & THRUSH Press. Helen blogs here.
This poem was first published at decomP.

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Tuesday PoemTuesday Poem is two years old today, and to celebrate, a collaborate poem was written over the last two weeks by twenty-six poets from six countries and twelve cities — one line per poet; mine’s in there too. See the birthday poem here.

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One Response to Tuesday Poem: ‘when the magnolia speaks’ by Helen Vitoria

  1. Walter says:

    a magnificent poem, Helen is one of, if not the best, poet out there today

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