How It Works
for Milly Burrows
The human is a device that turns itself
first into ash, then into flowers.
The ash is a device that turns itself
first into flowers, then into honey.
The honey is God’s gift to the human.
burn on the girl’s shoulders.
Her tight mouth, forgetful:
What is a kiss? Something that does not take.
Not a wave, then? Yes, a wave
that pulls back.