Poem of the Week: October 27th, 2015

Savannah Thorne graduated from the University of Iowa where she studied in the Writers’ Workshop. Her poetry has appeared in such journals as Potpourri, The Wisconsin Review, Rhino, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Lyric, Parabola, and The Atlantic Review. Her work can also be found in Volume 2, Issue 1 of burntdistrict.

By Savannah Thorne

Rotting leaves and stones
And sticks fill the hole. There are
Bones down there, the rotted
Stump half-covers them, but there
They are, blank as verse. This were part
Of our lives once, even the leaves.
Detritus blows and we are part of it.
How did we lose so much?
The dark earth will upheave these
Things, like shameful secrets.


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