Three Poems

By: Megan Patiry

 

THE ARCHEOLOGIST


It is time


to put shovel to dirt

There are fragments here

Bones to be unearthed 


Flesh, reattached

Tendons, aligned to better fit 

Blood

double pump this time

on the heart hit

 

one

two

three

 

Breathe

 

It is time now 

 

It is time

 

to dig yourself up

 

 

PROVENANCE (the beginning)


There’s a midnight train

going anywhere in the night


You can book a ticket to London

It will take you there under the sea


You can cop an accent

You can quietly sip tea


But, more important than any of these things


You can book a ticket to New


They don’t ask for a photo

or an I.d. 

 

Where you’ve been is no longer as important 

as where you’re going


There’s a midnight train

it’s name is Provenance


 

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THE ART YOU USED TO BE


My love is this art

full easel, topless


morning light


My wolf watches from the window

I let her in at night


These colors do not wash away

permanent ink

here to stay


they prove me right 


they prove me right in only the highest way


Show me again

how you compare

Show me again

how you’re not here


Bare to me

your missing teeth


 

... I let my wolf in at night and she howls

She howls at all this unending light

 

 

Bio: Megan Patiry is a wellness writer, artist, and part-time nomadess. Her work is heavily influenced by the expansiveness of travel, the healing process, and using positive psychology to create pieces that light lanterns up the spines of readers’ darkest nights. 

She was born in Florida and is based in the U.S., but currently travels the world six months out of the year to bring different cultural perspectives into her art. Her poems are also set to appear in the Global Age Poetry anthology in 2019. She can always be found at: www.meganrose.co

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