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