“In the Fourteenth Year the Man with the Roses Came to Me and Said”, “Performer” and “Examination of a Morning Three Days After an Autumn Wedding”

In Poetry Issue 12 by Edwin Wentworth


He stood adjusting on the small white pedestal
Waiting for the lamb eyed crowd to bend their knees and soften
Their breath.
Looking out he weighed the gold that was still heavy in his heart,
Felt its warmth in his palm as he prepared to cast it into the
shining sea.

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