Scattering the Parents

Mother’s ashes take the wind

on the levee, in back of a plantation

where she’d love to have played

the lady of the manor, a nouveau-

Scarlett, with her long hair

trailing like moss through the live oaks.

–excerpt from “Scattering the Parents” in A Light Dusting of Breath by Donna Pucciani (Purple Flag Press, 2014). First published in Off the Coast.

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