Black Moon Lilith: 16

today I say thank you

with a couplet of lavender mums

 

dull color of a toothache

for each of your faces

 

I become sluggish in transition, I see that

thank you for open palms to rest my head

 

I can shut my eyes around each of you

thank you for wood floors

 

soft enough that my purple brick roots nest

quiet, solid

 

thank you for this home

from which I leave this morning