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PRAYER TO ST. MARTHA by Leah Silvieus

Late August the galley blooms              fruit flies, smoke-winged & garnet-eyed, circling the soft caves   of over-sweet summer fruit: pear & blueberry, clingstone                                       peach. Each night I pray resurrection   but am deceived. Faith is not feast                        but desire, not beauty of the table but what drags us starving                                         there –  what was buried […]

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THREE POEMS by Leah Silvieus

HALLA-SAN

Jeju Do [1]

Stone flung to crater: we gather what we can of the dead, but they remember us in our entirety, filling our pockets with bones and pink rhododendron.

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