For Semimaru

by Grace Andreacchi

Twin blossoms bowed
by the weight of white beauty
upon a single stem
twilight
whispered secrets
songs that any small
harsh wind might shake
break upon the concrete ground
brother and sister
unblemished chalices
to the glass brim
our still thoughts dreaming
two blossoms seeming
but one heart

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Grace Andreacchi is an American-born novelist, poet and playwright. Works include the novels Scarabocchio and Poetry and Fear, Music for Glass Orchestra (Serpent’s Tail), Give My Heart Ease (New American Writing Award) and the chapbook Berlin Elegies. Her work appears in Horizon Review, The Literateur, Cabinet des F’es and many other fine places. Grace is also managing editor at Andromache Books and writes the literary blog AMAZING GRACE. She lives in London.