Jagermeister | poem

Dedicated to Courtni Mitchell

Weeping willow that doesn’t weep.
Eye of an ocelot who never sleeps.

Wild centaur raiding kingdoms for roses. Wise child
Growing up in tree houses.
Autumn leaves shimmying down rivers, sinking
Toward bottomless troves.

Tension of the bow; release of the arrow.
Huntress’s smile; goddess’s child.

Sky crackling, smoking like steak in the summer.
Ocean’s desire for simplicity. Felicity found in
Sipping jagermeister.

Superstitious leprechaun feasting on fireworks. Lilies
Growing underwater. Heart of a new mother.
Fist of an old father.
Crystallizing throat when hugging another.


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