'Evergreen Apartments #1'
photo by Samantha Malay, on the way to Colville, Washington, 1990

by Samantha Malay
published June 1, 2019 in Blood Tree Literature

count the days
and bones beneath your shirt
when berries of the mountain ash
line the empty pond

trace the knot in the wood
where the branch used to be
scrape the jar
yield to winter

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