Poetry

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.