Lithops divergens

 

no returned breath

by day the half-heart

lord of its own

supply         changes self

for self

smaller than poem

& giving nothing away

 


First published in Nomad magazine, issue 9, Glasgow 2000.  Included in For the Good of Liars,

This poem was originally displayed next to the eponymous succulent in the main range of glasshouses, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow. Thanks to Gerry Loose.

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