These things are fossil feels (2)

Embroidered on the flat of
sternum bones
are brassica leaves.
We chose purple.

We were good
with our hands in other ways


Stitching - task to delicate for frantic hands.
Your thumb bends too far back
for straight needles,
my fingers shake too much for
bruising thread.

But weaving and pulling
goes shaking thread,
weaving and pulling
goes arching needle.

We puncture pictures of
sore chlorophyll so bright
cartilage cannot forget.

You do not mind my tremor
and I sleep in the curves of your hands.

We press our leaves
on top of one another
on the flats of our chest.

Our pulse beats purple.


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