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Renunciation

Renunciation

It’s a jade branch on the floor, broken in two, love,
Or a stain raised on the lapped grains of a suede glove.

It’s the lace, blown by a strong breeze, of an old gown
With the cranes crying at night, lost in their long sound.

It’s a vase made from the noon light in a closed place,
And it falls, shatters the sharp edge of a jewel case.

It’s the Muse, mute with a shell clenched in her left hand,
A refrain deep in its coils, joined to the dead sand.



Poem Renunciation - Jennifer Reeser