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Allen Braden

Allen BradenAllen Braden is the author of A Wreath of Down and Drops of Blood (University of Georgia) and Elegy in the Passive Voice (University of Alaska/Fairbanks), and winner of the Midnight Sun Chapbook Contest.  He lives in Lakewood, Washington.

 

 

Anniversary Card

There is, in every leaf fallen,
each seedpod offered,

a prediction sleeping.
In your journal today

preserve a singular leaf
and fold a seed into her

placenta, the master chef
tucking a truffle into cake batter,

the finale to the most outrageous
dinner of a lifetime.

Gabi touches your shoulder,
kneels to join in planting

a seed of choice, yours and hers.
The tissue an envelope again

for what soon will drink in
all delivered light.