First Aid Kit
“Radical lying is an unimaginable violence –
a violence now imprinting in psyche everywhere:
I hear the leader speak or see his words and I bleed
through my outerwear. I bleed all the way
back through my wedding day. I wore
blue velvet. Lol.”
“I’m imagining a tail on the wedding dress.
A whip. Something ugly like driftwood.
Something like a deer climbing out
of driftwood. Someone lifting
the driftwood up out of the river
they were crying into. Someone
lifting medicine out of the bride and
lifting the bride out of the ghost.
Someone exorcising the ghost from the truth.”
Subterranean Blue Poetry