when you were called upon

by blake ellington larson

to serve your imaginary army

i stood on pillars of salt
and sang backwards your
faithless anthems

i sewed a quilt in memory of you:

a stitch for each time
i forgot to rebuild the castle

a stitch for each time
we scrubbed
the asphalt from your
car’s tires

a stitch for each time
those knots

came undone

(2007)

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