Adrianne Kalfopoulou



Order a beginning

Unbidden, sometimes bundled

A gift of bark

Compost —


Compose your particular

Possibility — citizen without

Passport, unless bartered —

The tongue

A grammar bridge

Shelter despite the storm-torn body of it

Call it love

Call it graft

This transplant of the unlikely

Care given

A meal

You used to count on


This is space

In the midst of rot

Burgeoning the lineage

Each seedling


The line breaks

New tissue