photograph by erin
Red Photograph Inside a Gladiolus Blossom
The woman makes this image.
This is the garden inside the garden
and then again inside.
through the wall of this wound
that opens the air like a sex.
Her looking strokes
the petals to further opening and opening
membrane contour texture
different wet reds
All this from dirt and sun and water
dust the flower has healed
anthers laden dark
nudge of a cell upward
any touch would soft to bursting
and scatter sperm
inside the four chambers of the stone.