Beth Bachmann

I laid down at your door a white bowl of milkweed houndstongue lupins
cape tulips & juniper a garland big enough to kill a thirsty horse I like
my peace like flower or fire wild you can bring a horse to water you can
force it to swim but you can’t trust what comes after a broken animal
breathes too fast your eyes are wide there’s not enough blood in the
brain all my love’s in vain


From Hunger Mountain Issue 22: Everyday Chimeras, which you can purchase here.

Cover Image: Nowinski, Maggie. “(In)Habitat (Untitled – With Leviathan)” 2016. Photopolymer Intaglio on Hahnemuhle Copperplate, 13″ x 19″.