A SCATTERING OF BLOSSOMS
The country is brown and bare.
The cactus is unsalvageable.
Two blackbirds perched on a tree.
Damned white lilies.
Wet laundry out on a plastic star.
Dry your hands and return to me.
Simona Blat holds an MFA from Columbia University and is the founding editor of The Brazenhead Review. She was born in Riga, Latvia and now lives in Brooklyn where she hosts Dead Pete's Society, a monthly poetry reading at Pete's Candy Store. Her most recent chapbook, Funeral, was printed in London at Pixel Press. She teaches writing at NYU.