#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 2: “Vital”




Vital
(for Martha Blackburn,
‘The Wilds’)

The goat’s innards
are symbolic
Sharp edged rocks
excavating secrets

It’s acceptable
to lie about them
          Or understandable

Too many tendons
          in the teeth

A man’s muscles
strike terror
A warrior woman
slices in jagged lines

A rescue from
the island is imminent
At least
the survivors
will be found well fed

Photo by Eva Elijas from Pexels


Published by Jennifer Patino

Poet.

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