by Alexis Ivy

  1. I wrote your eulogy
  2. on a napkin and wiped
  3. my mouth. An apple was
  1. involved. I made you
  2. taller. I made your death
  3. time and sleep
  1. stains. Put nothing
  2. to rest. I wrote you
  3. calm, sadder, more
  4. beautiful in a sad sort
  1. of way. I'd like to think
  2. of you all day
  3. feeding the blackbirds
  4. that peck whatever's
  1. shoveled over you
  2. like they're making
  3. room to pray.
Packingtown Review – Vol.6, Winter 2014/2015

Alexis Ivy lives in Boston. Her most recent poems have appeared in Main Street Rag, Amoskeag, Off The Coast, Spare Change News, Common Ground Review, Tar River Poetry, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Eclipse, and J Journal. Her first poetry collection Romance with Small-Time Crooks (BlazeVOX) was published in 2013.

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