Chronister, Jan / Target practice: poetry
Target practice, pp. 37 ff.
Target Practice Zinnia seeds fill my quiver, flat flakes of flint, tiny arrowheads with pale petal shafts still attached. I shoot them into furrows toward August where they explode in fireworks of gold and fuchsia. I kneel to the power of something so small and hard, magnets attracting moon messages, germinating, magically emerging in vibrant blooms. As I plant I feel a wound in my heart, as if some well-aimed ammunition has found its mark. 37
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