[for Milad:]

the last time we spoke, you


why I had not called you back

(and in doing so, answered

your own question)

perhaps you simply feared

losing a kindred soul

in a city that devours

but I, who had packed my Gypsy wagon
countless times, and begun

anew, chafed

at your perceived possessiveness

I think of you still

a fleshwarm statue of bronze, inkstrokes

and expensive cologne, in a stranger land

than all the golden groves of Jordan 

could have dreamed 

in their sunswept reverie

and I, an un-American

in the most American of cities

sharing olives

between our gloved hands

Photo Credit: CarbonNYC [in SF!] Flickr via Compfight cc

Rachael Convery

Rachael Convery is a Classicist, Maker, and Scholar; follower of Sappho and Anne Carson; devotee of Beauty and the wildancient gods; seeker of the sacred and profane; lighter of candles upon the altars of the lost; daughter of savagedivine wolves; keeper of forgotten histories; lover of small, grand, and delicate things...

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