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.


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

Photo by Kate Ter Haar.

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