Campus Units

English

Document Type

Creative Writing

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2012

Journal or Book Title

River Styx

Volume

88

First Page

66

Abstract

Bitter green, bottled dust of pungent woods

I've carried across cities and states, past its prime,

almost gone now, origanum vulgare, twenty-five years

since I tucked it in the spice rack after he insisted

he was allergic, although I'd used it in the lasagna,

chili, and spaghetti he'd eaten with relish, without illness...

Comments

This poem is published as “Ground Oregano.” River Styx 88 (2012): 66. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Debra Marquart

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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