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  • Poem of the Day: Lemon and cedar
    What is so pure as grief? A wreck
    set sail just to be wrecked again.
    To lose what’s lost–it’s all born lost
    and we just fetch it for a little while,
    a dandelion span, a quarter-note.
    Each day an envelope gummed shut
    with honey and mud. Foolish
    to think you can build a house
    from suffering. Even the hinges will be
    bitter. There will be no books
    in that house, only transfusions.
    And all the lemon and cedar
    in the world won't rid the walls
    of that hospital smell.

    Melissa Stein, "Lemon and cedar" from Terrible Blooms.  Copyright © 2018 by Melissa Stein.  Reprinted by permission of Copper Canyon Press,

    Melissa Stein

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