February 5th, 2021

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Poetry Friday: Some Beauty by Lia Purpura

Its nature
is ruthless, nothing
as simple as
loss being ruinous,
those undeniable rainbows
of oil, shock of bright
sulphurous puddles
(in goldfinch, in lemon)
and now what,
if that beauty's
terrible plumage
makes you keep looking
and disturbs your despair.

- Some Beauty by Lia Purpura

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