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Marybeth Rua-Larsen

Unsong the morning
Preen it from its pinks
Unstar the fallen
Their light no longer keeps

Uncrib the branches
This kingdom needs no throne
Unwish the wind its strength
I need it for my own

Uncrow the pines
Don’t let the vultures land
Unblue the sky
Bring them back again

 

Marybeth Rua-Larsen

Marybeth Rua-Larsen lives on the south coast of Massachusetts and teaches ESL and composition at Bristol Community College. Her poems, essays, flash fiction, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Raintown Review, Angle, Crannog, The Poetry Bus, Verse Wisconsin, and The Nervous Breakdown. She is a book reviewer for NYQ Reviews and won in the Poetry category for the 2011 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year competition in Galway, Ireland.


Unsong the morning Preen it from its pinks Unstar the fallen Their light no longer keeps Uncrib the branches This kingdom needs no throne Unwish the wind its strength I need it for my own Uncrow the pines Don’t let the vultures land Unblue the sky Bring them back again  

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