A Hedgewitch Considers Appalachia
meadowgrass and mixedwood leaf
for your mandolin song of spruce.
artemisia: fever cure, remembrance in
mouth, mother and foremother, paintbrush
and knife. spoon cream, coffee rose, capture
the lilac time. watch the smoky grape
vine of factories unfurl across
their cirrus-strung trellises.
minimalist grey concrete
a study in values. theirs?
or yours? yours,
whose purpose cures with burning
bush, sugarbeet sweet on your tongue, poured
like cream into caffeine cantrip. stir twice.
your roots scrape the walls
as infinity falls to watch.
Spring, 2018 Issue