DPF / Buchanan

For mosaics, from Poetry Foundation. The rest of the poem may be found here:

from The Sheep Who Fastened the Sky to theĀ GroundĀ / by Oni Buchanan, b. 1975

        I gathered

bouquets of clover, strung violets from the fence slats.
Sometimes I whispered, but the words disappeared
before I knew what they were or what they meant.