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The Flower On

Mark Turcotte

If you were
the flower on
this blanket,
resting soft upon my
shoulder,

I would whisper
to you (my mouth
against your petals)
of the wings
that flutter over us
while we sleep.

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"The Flower On" from The Feathered Heart by Mark Turcotte. Copyright © 1995, 1998 by Mark Andrew Turcotte. Reprinted with the permission of the author and Michigan State University Press.

 

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