Days Like This to Be Read as Honey
By Rosa Cruz
For the child I never had
I would give you:
the honeydrip of low sun on the horizon;
a cold that sugar-coats mountain tops,
collides cells and atoms;
all the tree-lined hours of your dreams;
a moonsuck and sunstruck
clock stuck at youth;
four seasons in a day.
In my witchery I would
line up jars of bright starshine
on your windowsill;
conjure Caravaggio days,
raining pomegranate seeds;
trap it all in amber.
And if you ever lived,
you could live it too.
From what will hopefully become my third book of poetry - Before the Last Petals Fall.
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