The Hollow (13)

downy rattlesnake
plantain leaves

always a start

 

still twisted
from its rush to leaf out

lady’s-slipper orchid

 

the blue-headed vireo’s
vireo                     vireo
sounds blue now

 

pale pipes scorched
and straightened by sex

corpse plants

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