Cento: When I Go

Think of me as grass stain,

skinned knee, sliver

of new moon, unseen

tremors or the chill

rasp of sparked surprise,

rose petals and blood

in the palm of your hand,

teardrops coated in phosphorus.

Say hosanna. Let it mean

Save Me.


Credits: Milo Gallagher, Robert Okaji, Christina Clark, Christine Beck, Clare Martin, Erren Kelly.
So this is my first attempt at the Cento, defined as “a poetic form made up of lines from poems by other poets” on Poets.org. Essentially, I perused the “poetry I like” tag on my Pocket account and pulled lines that spoke to me. I like the result. Now, if I could just figure out how to single space in this WordPress app. Oy!

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