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Sun

Blistered apple,
gold that molts

the eye & boils
animals in their caves.

I touch & touch

          & touch,

branding the hands
of each child.

A circle
of unmoored fury.

I see death all
around you—

          your phantomed self
          charred blue,

          cast against
          asphalt.

The body’s ash already
visible,

          unglittering
          in its cheap velvet.

Bow down
in the brilliance

          of your borrowed light.

Let me ignite
your end.

Credit


Copyright © 2017 by Hadara Bar-Nadav. “Sun” was published in The New Nudity (Saturnalia Books, 2017). Used with permission of the author.

 

Author


Hadara Bar-Nadav

Hadara Bar-Nadav’s most recent book of poetry is The New Nudity (Saturnalia Books, 2017).

Date Published: 2018-10-03

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/sun-1