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“Another Flower Cut Down in Detroit” and "Unwinged" by Elizabeth Mercurio

Updated: May 16

Another Flower Cut Down in Detroit


Cut down the body

shadow

like

me

dead

shadow

under

black

sun

shadow

Cut down the body ***

Unwinged

This is a song about pain

Harmonies,

Hurled

Into

Darkness

Harmonies,

Ghostly

Throating

Cathedrals

Harmonies,

This is a song about pain Elizabeth Mercurio 5/1/2022


Elizabeth Mercurio earned an MFA in poetry from The Solstice Program. She is the Assistant Editor of Lily Poetry Review. Her work has appeared in Third Point Press, Philadelphia Stories, The Literary Nest, Fledgling Rag, Martin Lake Journal, Anti Heroin Chic, Ample Remains, The Wild Word, Thimble Magazine, and Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices. She was nominated for a Best of the Net nomination and was the 2016 recipient of The Sharon Olds Fellowship for Poetry.



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