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December 31, 2018 / barton smock

person Trish Hopkinson, two poems

ISACOUSTIC*

Trish Hopkinson has authored three chapbooks and has been published in several anthologies and journals, including Tinderbox, Pretty Owl Poetry, and The Penn Review. You can follow Hopkinson on her blog where she shares information on how to write, publish, and participate in the greater poetry community at http://trishhopkinson.com/.

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CARAMBOLA

glowing golden
from my tongue
against verdant orchard
so ready-just
your slight sway
my touch loosens
heavy with nectar
you from the stem
your sweetness
am i greedy
barely held in—warm
as the charmed
as lemon beeswax
raven who filled
in polka-dot sun
its belly with you? or worse,
i imagine your passage
the brother who took
from fruit to seed
more than he could hold,
seed to fruit, the leaf
then fell, dying
& the root
from wing to sea?
pushing you
such myths nod
into lavender bells
at your ancient
the pollen calling
relation to…

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