Share is one of the more gifted craftsmen we have writing in America today – Erin Belieu, Boston Review
SBN 978-1-908998-10-1 Published October 2013 Binding Hardback
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Our house was for sale,
which was a virtuous herb against melancholy.
When the idea first came to you,
your eyes danced like jam-jars of moonshine
thanks to self-love, that violent prayer.
It’s a sweet life, you said,
anyplace we never lived.
Magnolia blossoms dropped,
and when your mood burnished,
the river blushed dark and the Pyramid blinked pale.
Like a backward cousin I steadied
myself, and glanced around for sympathy
among the vacant cobblestones—
we kissed, and this deal, our last, was sealed.
We walked arm in arm through spent Confederate Park,
following the noisy jackdaw, the croaking gull,
and Jupiter’s eagle,
until we came upon two dead elms
pulled up, like us, by the roots.
The house finally sold, we left
certain things trapped in old attic trunks there
like the treasure of Egyptian kings
at home in their tomb-cities,
and let our half-burned vows warm the hungry air
along this Nile we call the Mississippi.
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