This week, I'm savoring Sandy Longhorn's new collection, The Alchemy of My Mortal Form, winner of the 2014 Louise Bogan Award and published by Trio House Press. Following are the first two stanzas of a poem from the collection, "That Which Blooms Beyond Where It Is Planted." You can read the rest of the poem at the link provided.
This new blood has taken root,
my donor replete & replicate.
I felt it first as a flutter in the womb,
then a surge of cells thickening,
an added weight drawing me back
to my own body.
Read the rest of the poem.