Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

Chlorophyll Appeal

Springtime, Ingenue, I want one more
chance to weave you garlands out of vines
that overgrew the garret windows.
We’ll be home together for another
power outage of tree-bending gales,
lightning percussing
when the season-changer
pushes through. The domestic
form’s perfectible. I’ll need an appeal.
Ingenue, they’d listen to you
sooner than they’d grant me clemency
on my own virtuous record.
Tell them what I‘d do
with one more spring
in your company
in this world, the ripe scent
of resurrection
in the rising chlorophyll.
TODD MERCER won the first Woodstock Writers Festival’s Flash Fiction contest. His chapbook, Box of Echoes, won the Michigan Writers Cooperative Press contest and his digital chapbook, Life-wish Maintenance, is forthcoming from Right Hand Pointing. Mercer’s poetry and fiction appear in journals such as The Legendary, Main Street Rag Anthologies and theNewer York.

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