Weekly Writing Challenge: Object

Poetry

Here’s another one from the archives, this time from my second poetry collection, Pagan Blues (2007):
 

Sacrifice

I have placed it on the alter
for the devout to devour.

I have buried it in sand
forsaking it to the sun.

I have left it near the edge
letting gravity run its course.

I have split it in two
exposing it for the gods.

I have set it on the pyre
transforming it to ash.

I have ground it to dust
scattering it at sea.

I have hung it from a cross
skewering its side.

I have named it
and left it unnamed.

 
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