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SELF-PORTRAIT WITH POLLINATION
I will make something of you both juniper
and ipecac. A month of night.
Something that sings like a housefly
moments before the palm,
that cracks like a bottle or window
in winter. Although it is the oldest invention,
the first time you built a fire
is something to remember.
The other times, less so.
Tonight I didn’t kill anything.
Tomorrow I will
sell flowers by the pound,
the neighbors will smash them
into their noses and close their eyes.