Poetry 2012 / Volume 43

Gardeners — Perry Thompson

those who never lifted earth
lift my son’s body in its sleeping

whispered prayers can’t hide
the open wound in his chest

but i have hidden seeds in the boy
so when he’s planted in the ground

rebellion will push up
like some crazy crimson flower

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  1. Pingback: Current Issue: Volume 43, Number 1 — Poetry Issue, Fall 2012 | Coe Review

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