Poem A Day/ April 1st, 2012 – Meg Tuite

PASSING DOWN CELLULAR LANGUAGE WITHOUT A WORD/ MEG TUITE

My mother’s grave licked my foot
A tree of women silenced in the wail of a thousand clenched lips
The cradle we were rocked in
Rolling us side to side
In a hospital bed she decayed in
A dueling vehicle that drove us
Right to the same exit
Careening toward the women before us
Hibiscus blue dead in a bedside vase
Yet, still nothing bloomed from our mouths.

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One thought on “Poem A Day/ April 1st, 2012 – Meg Tuite

  1. Pingback: “Passing Down Cellular Language Without a Word,” my poem was published in Thunderclap Press, April 1, 2012 | Meg Tuite's Blog

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