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In Bloom by Taylor Edmonds (Lucent Dreaming Issue 1)

In Bloom

 

In the summer, we would eat
handfuls of sunflower seeds.
Wait patiently for them to plant
themselves into our intestines,
root, feed, grow.

 

My sister wanted to sell hers
on Portobello Road.
Bouquets for men to take home
for their wives, a piece of herself
blooming in stranger’s homes.

 

Hers grew first,
green shoots sprouting
from the skin of her forearm.
She said she could feel the stems
intertwining with her spine.

 

I imagine her now,
her curls under a straw hat,
at the flower market
on Portobello Road.
As I pick yellow petals
from the gaps in my teeth.
by Taylor Edmonds

 

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