After Grief

Three drops of lavender in this water
is not balm enough.
Red thyme, a pungent antiseptic,
will not purge this day.
But I shall have it, scent and life.
I will not bathe in only salt and blood.

from A Fold in the Map (Salt/Jacana 2007)), ? Isobel Dixon 2007, used by permission of the author

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