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Illustration: Alysha Creighton

 

Veronica Collins: Bloodletting
Veronica Collins: Bloodletting

 
 

 

I carry about in my body
              the dying.
The dying, my friend,
the dying.

Always remembering
these my transgressions,
              these my three scars,
                            that, your empty side.

Oh, for a sacred mud
to smear on these my two eyes
-- so blind to this startling
              autumnal sabbath,
those men like trees
              of walking flame.

 

 
   
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