Monday, November 18, 2013


To make a hairshirt:

first take the lace-edge you used once

for your burgeoning

find your sharpest needle, avoid the chaff of dull

take from your head enough hair

to satisfy a betrothal thrush mat--

now, recall, the lace is you, at age 12. begin to sew.

stitch bundles as if your body was a storehouse for a coming winter.

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