Greetings.

by Danielle Walker

Greetings.

Love is stronger than this.
We lived here. We’re still here.

Like sperm swarming a single egg
our smell gets inside you

your face covered in rags, confused
you came to visit us

our engorged rigor faces
impaled on razor grass

news anchors call us a suicide.
Vibrant shirts and bell bottoms

helicopter rotors scythe the sky
we lay still in defeat

we were shorted.
Count us again.

Our global debut
after two days alone

there’s so much to tell you.

Greetings.

Greetings.

There’s so much to tell you
after two days alone.

Our global debut
count us again.

We were shorted.
We lay still in defeat

Helicopter rotors scythe the sky:
vibrant shirts and bell bottoms

news anchors call us a suicide.
Impaled on razor grass

our engorged rigor faces:
you came to visit us

your face covered in rags, confused

our smell gets inside you
like sperm swarming a single egg

we lived here. We’re still here.
Love is stronger than this.

Greetings.

(Danielle Walker holds a degree in creative writing and poetics from the University of Victoria (2008). She lives with her husband Cody, 10 year old daughter, Bronwen, and three cats, Henry, Sophia, and Victoria, in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. She can be reached at recordthis@shaw.ca.)

Originally posted on November 7th, 2019.

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