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Robin Beth Schaer
POETRY
 

Swarm

 

A gathered swoon above a sweet expanse,
I am a darkling flush, a pollen-heady

descent upon your lustrous acres. My hunger
sings the stridulant percussion of limbs.

Be still, as I devour every stem
and leaf, swallow you, husk, spikelet

and seed, ravish down to root, until
we are enfolded, a fuse of verdant instar.

From the exhausted moan of damp earth,
my scion, we molt together, engulf a jungle.

 


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