First Morel

By Amy Fleury Amy Fleury
Up from wood rot,
wrinkling up from duff
and homely damps,
spore-born and cauled
like a meager seer,
it pushes aside earth
to make a small place
from decay. Bashful,
it brings honeycombed
news from below
of the coming plenty
and everything rising.

Copyright © 2013 by Amy Fleury from her most recent book of poems, Sympathetic Magic, Southern Illinois University Press, 2013. Poem reprinted by permission of Amy Fleury and the publisher.

Source: Sympathetic Magic (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013)

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Poet Amy Fleury

POET’S REGION U.S., Southern

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Amy Fleury is the author of Sympathetic Magic (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013). Her poetry has been published in former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser's column, "American Life in Poetry." She lives and teaches in Louisiana.

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POET’S REGION U.S., Southern

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