By Cynthia Cruz
The child is not dead.
She is sleeping.
Gone from this world
Which is broken.
The angel of Michael
Outside the garden
His circle of fire
Maddening around the tree.
He put the word
Back into her:
A heavy kind of music.
Then she was free.
As we all are.
All night I stood in the icy wind,
Praying for the storm to destroy me.
But the wind blew through me
Like I was a hologram.
If you say I am a mystic,
Then fine: I’m a mystic.
The trees are not trees, anyway.
Source: Poetry (October 2015)
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and rose in plumes behind us.
By noon we could discern their massive coils
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