the woman's garden

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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