the woman's garden

1 May 2007

Do not

ask me

these questions you do

not understand

 

Besides so

they plunge

and grind

in the marrow

 

Why my flowers

did not bloom

last spring

 

Why there were

petals

on the sidewalk

 

 

©Julie Bolitho.“the woman’s garden,” Poem. The Offbeat: Tell Me Everything. Michigan State University Press: Vol. 7 (Spring 2007), p. 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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