DEAD HERALD INSIGNIA by John Swain

The 20th book from Ten Pages Press is now available: Dead Herald Insignia by John Swain.

Aurora in the Retort

Aurora in the retort
where the apple tree
grew in return
from her split lip opening.
This deepest red
nourished the worm
before the bird
transformed its condition.
The shade unscrolled
for us to read,
I had forgotten the names
that taught me to speak.

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