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The Women and The Moon

The moon has dropped its eggs

into the branches.

We have picked them and

put them inside.

Put them inside.

Our bodies are baskets,

intricate woven things,

knots and elbows,

feet and thread,

deadly headdress.

Our bodies are the movement

of water.

Waves within us. We’ve taken

the tide inside.

The tide inside.

The moon, she’s dropped her eggs

into our nests,

feathers and all, blood shell.

We call to her, “Moon, may you open?”

And without a word, round and big, she fills the earth.

peter vullo

how to get your poetry in artvoice

Literary Buffalo occasionally features poetry by local writers. The poetry editor is Florine Melnyk. Submissions of no more than five poems and no more than 10 pages in length can be sent by e-mail to or by mail to Florine Melnyk, Poetry Editor, Artvoice, 810 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14202 Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope to have manuscripts returned.

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