Tuesday poem: Easter by Jenny Bornholdt

Eggs
and rabbits. One
on the lawn
where the baby lies
defrosting, while we wait
for her to show – like
a leopard – her spots.

Last year’s argument
laid out, beside the baby,
on a blanket
to thaw.

Lemons
in a boat, ace
on the table.
The sea’s a salt
shaker, our skin
dry as money.

From The Hill of Wool (page 20) by Jenny Bornholdt
Published by Victoria University Press
Used with the permission of Victoria University Press

This poem has been posted as part of the Tuesday Poem scheme

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