Thanksgiving November 24, 2022 – Posted in: Readings & Excerpts – Tags: , ,

From Mattress Makers by Sasenarine Persaud, forthcoming from Mawenzi House.

Sun dances through clear-glass door
flagged by palm fronds waving
webbed arms to bladed banana
Leaf-shadows lounging on fence—
a morning thief dropping red petals
on clipped lawn Indian orchid hearts
rolling wind circumambulating
my south and yours warm jamun
leaves gyrating on weathered paling

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