Willow - a poem

Willow

flower chains, the circles of butter daisies puckered rose         purpleiris

watercolor smearing             the swelling after rain                 so heavy with earth

but sisters we are more

snapdragons              the metal coil and hum                    electricity spun sky 

bittersweet nightshade        hemlock          the barren the lush

bitten              unraveling wind and shattering    

strip the leaves                      we are the bones      and the roots untangled

organic                       orgasmic         blood sap on our legs

the beetles hatching in our mouths                        roosting in ribcage

we are the cadence of cycles                       budding decay

daughters buried and bloomed