Lana Ayers

Lana Ayers

Late Blooms

Late Blooms 2008 Runner Up: Tina Schumann

Initiation
Handing me the glass
you said
tawny port.
 
My mouth said — stained wood, dying embers, brandied blood.
Benediction and sacrament. Anything damp, dank, deep
-rooted. Anything underground, subterranean, verging
on moss or mold.
 
Anything left
unsaid?