Holly by Katherine Towers

a remedy for hatred and jealousy

I’m expert in subtle vexations.
I can stitch a thread of blood.

You see I can’t love.
My dark green heart is good for nothing.

Always trotting out this same old hard-luck story …
Don’t cry or I’ll scratch out your eyes.

From: https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/nov/14/poem-week-katharine-towers-flower-remedies-ts-eliot-prize-shortlisted-collection

Date: 2016

By : Katherine Towers (1961- )

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