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
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.
Tuesday 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.