I Will Provide

Shelagh Rowan-Legg


I will provide the knife
if you will set outside the chalice
and the ciborium

How much blood, exactly?
It will coagulate,
so perhaps an hour at most
to fill the decanter
if I keep cutting

Flesh is easier to obtain in excess
I will cut it away from my breast

And this will all be blessed?
And I can pray again?

Dear god, please bring me
a pony and a bb gun
firecrackers for the night sky
And the alluring unavailable soul