I am thrilled my poem On Sacrifice and Meaning was included in Vita Brevis Anthology: Sight & Swept Away. Congratulations to the editor – Brain Geiger – and to my fellow poets who are published in this anthology.
On Sacrifice and Meaning by Gabriela Marie Milton
Because I love you, I learned the meaning of sacrifice.
It is autumn; an autumn that came too soon and whose suicidal breath brought dust and diseases.
The lamb will be born in the spring.
I try to advance but the liquid silver pulls me back.
I cut its hands with a knife.
Every cut fulfills the dreams of the knife; my dreams are still in the waiting room.
I rub my cheeks with rosemary and wrap my body in the alphabet of love.
On my lips the unspoken words shine.
How beautiful they make me look.
I restore the degradation of our myth to its rightful fecundity.
The sacrifice becomes a festival, and the festival turns into creation.
I do not feed on things. I feed on ….
Day #2 Update
If you missed yesterday’s anthology announcement, you can find it here. Today, your poetry ranked as the #2 bestseller in the new release poetry anthology category!
I can’t thank the Vita Brevis community enough. This type of performance is what keeps Vita Brevis reading-fee free. Thanks for making poetry publication accessible to everyone, and for keeping this little publication running.
And congratulations on almost becoming bestselling poets — let’s get up to #1!
@Gabriela Marie Milton