Geri Doran – Blood from Stone

photo credit: Andreas Øverland

 

Geri Doran
Blood from Stone

As when the matter is taken in hand
but the heart refused
and the good muscle begins to thicken;
or when the mountain, ceremonious in the early moonlight,
loosens one small rock to the waiting creek;
then the yeasted bread rising and cracking,
the red-handled pump drawing up water brown
with rust—
as when we are given, but not enough.