Red Flower by LL Barkat


I am jealous of the red flower.

Poets can be that way, wanting 

             to be the one
whom the gods choose
to visit in a rush,

             to be the one
whose neck is grasped
with the first flush 
of whatever it might be—
the numinous petal, the sensual dew,
the feather

             (oh yes, the white feather)

— L.L. Barkat, author of InsideOut

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