To Make Dark Stamens Dance by Amy Bilodeau

bouquet of black flowers

my heart-child cuts & cuts


a paper garden

to lie down in sweet lack


scentless heads adrift

in an ancient myth of wind


clap your hands in threes

& say you believe in petals


carved from dead trees   here

where belief is both soil & seed


Amy Bilodeau
Amy Bilodeau

Amy Bilodeau’s work has appeared in Connotation PressMonkeybicycleSweet, and elsewhere. Her full-length manuscript was a finalist for the 2017 Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.