Lacrimarium

Lust and its buzz
…………………. could fill
a good jar, peaceful
contentment
………. a yellow or
red flowered pitcher, but no,
…………………………… oh, but,
…………………………………….. No.
it is lament that is
measured
………. and stoppered
and treasured,
…………………. safely
reserved, that is dankly
interred,
………. sufficiently
unto the day like blue
…………………………… plum and
mulberry jelly preserved.

Hailey Leithauser

Hailey Leithauser

Hailey Leithauser's debut collection, Swoop, won the Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson First Book Award and was published by Graywolf in 2013. She has recent or upcoming work in 32 Poems, Agni, The Gettysburg Review, The Hopkins Review and The Yale Review.
Hailey Leithauser

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Author: Hailey Leithauser

Hailey Leithauser's debut collection, Swoop, won the Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson First Book Award and was published by Graywolf in 2013. She has recent or upcoming work in 32 Poems, Agni, The Gettysburg Review, The Hopkins Review and The Yale Review.