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  • Writer's pictureJean Linville

balm


April 5 - April 9 Week 70/72

my breathing deepens and slows

with the blooming of the lungwort

muscles knotted at the base of my neck

release as I look up to see the sun painting

dabs of pink on the edges of indigo clouds

and the heavy feeling in my heart lightens

as bloodworts with cloaks of green

rise up from deep red roots



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Bethe Hagens
Bethe Hagens
Apr 10, 2021

There you are with all this exquisite poetry, and I don't even know what a bloodwort or a lungwort even is! Balm is such an interesting name you've chosen. I think I would call my period in Bomb. I mean, one of the good bombs, like seed bombs. Except I just pretty much went nuts and decided I'm going to patronize the farmers' markets, see friends, and use the yard for stuff insects and butterflies, bugs, bees, birds LOVE and that we can also eat if we have a mind to. It's kind of funny. It is going to be a lot of work, but now that I am over freaking out at buying this stuff online (almost $1000 o…

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