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Frangipani

Carolyn Smart
From:   The Way To Come Home. London, Ontario : Brick Books, 1992.


The body embalmed
by odours
from this waxen flower

If I were a girl
I would marry you again
with garlands of this
at my breast
in my hair

The heavy petals
bruising
like skin
on the sand

And always
the ocean at night
undulating
like a tree on fire



Carolyn Smart's works copyright © to the author.


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