A Meaning of Angels
In the subtle birth we forget in hunger to recover glimpses in the shine of my wet hair at the margin of my sadness or leaning to touch pain and in the bend a memory of light in jars of water across laps the flowering pools I feel sure transparency holds
Sometimes life is like: Jane leans down to cover my eyes the sting of tears begins in eyes but the width of crying is in the mouth a forest animal stretching awake in four walls of throat A figure with the authority of a garden transfers the body’s song and blood stands on the bridge to the heart humming before entering You are beautiful
Rachel Blum’s first full length collection of poems, The Doctor of Flowers, was published in 2018 by 3: A TAOS PRESS. Her poems have recently appeared in literary magazines including Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, American Literary Review, Taos International Journal of Literature and Art, and Saint Katherine Review.
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