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Alex Stolis – Vowels

Alex Stolis
Vowels

a

Adam reaches toward two plum trees
blooming, one early, one late; the scent
of flowers catches a mockingbird

e

as Eve coils her fingers around
an apple, carves him a day
from remnants of a whole cloth

i

that she carefully hides in the loneliest
place she can find; afraid of the blankness
of imagination she nervously wakes

o

her children to see a yellow-orange sun
wading in a sea of red and green;
she thinks about the clarity of rain

u

as Adam rests his head in her lap,
feels indebted to morning and the hiss
of light that shines from the land of Nod.

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