Known Before Death by Joni Caggiano

MasticadoresIndia // Editora: Terveen Gill

A yellowed and grainy black and white image of a young woman lying in bed as if dead with an open book in her hand
Image Source: Canva Pro

ennoble the chaste grandeur

words wrap around my neck

like a quill and crimson shawl

sincere lexes, gilded stardust

my heart lay bare to nameless

shall you leave me in meadows

or make a crown of gardenias

to lay upon a place of dubious rest

or will this poet’s heart pass the test


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