Battle Cry

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Battle Cry

Published In: Sweet Tree Review Vol. 4 Issue IV, Fall 2019

©2019 Susan Milchman

i unfold into another dawn
a virgin      a fawn      a tragedy
the sky is shedding night bones
it is swelling      but not yet full
death is practicing
& the birds are still sleeping
the trees tell me      i am trespassing
the knives are still sharpening
& the hearts are busy


stitching up their soldiers



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