Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

A Tale of Hands

Mark J. Mitchell

The palm stands at the edge of space.

                                                            —Wallace Stevens

The white teapot glows
like some bleached palm tree
that was forgotten here.

Once-dry leaves have sunk
to its shadowed bottom
like abandoned palms.

My palms gently cup
the pot and I let liquid
drip, dark as wood.

On my forehead
a smudge composed
of last year’s palms.

It burns hot as tea.