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 books are Swoop(2013), winner of the Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson First Book Award and the Towson Prize for Literature, and Saint Worm (2019). She is currently at work on a new manuscript, poems from which have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Agni, the Alaska Quarterly Review, The Birmingham Poetry Review, the Cincinnati Review/, the Gettysburg Review, and other journals.
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Hailey Leithauser's books are Swoop (2013), winner of the Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson First Book Award and the Towson Prize for Literature, and Saint Worm (2019). She is currently at work on a new manuscript, poems from which have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Agni, the Alaska Quarterly Review, The Birmingham Poetry Review, the Cincinnati Review/, the Gettysburg Review, and other journals.