Lissa Wolsak

equal to palm is bamboo
osier, sauvis, rhus
no less esteemed than
purplish-black stems of maidenhair
endrenched rye-grass or lithops or
old arborescence

		other illunimants osmium,
		   tantalum, mercury
			parsimoniously,     called qualia

ebony moths, wrapped around a thin column of space

come wandering thus far....

Lest now,

			under pleached limes
				between violence and contrition

I eternalized half-hunger

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