Elegy for Poppy

Elegy for Poppy

By Bernadette Bruster . 
Like the after-burn of lemon curd,
followed by the sweetness,
or the moment you knew you
were going to fall.
Everyone backtracking:
“the last time I saw him,
we joked about when we were kids,”
instead of moving forward.

AUTHOR BIO:

DR BERNADETTE BRUSTER teaches English at Wiley College, “Home of the Great Debaters.”

Photo by Kate Ter Haar.

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