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Sun, Heavy and Sweet by Caitlin Thomson

Sun, Heavy and Sweet

The country never comes to us, so we seek its nectar —

buzzing like bees without a queen.

Once there we descend on the succulent

fields and orchards, berry filled and stained — peaches

the color of daffodils. We are still weeks

away from being able to devour

the sunset version of them,

ripe and dusty.

Caitlin Thomson’s work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals including: The Adroit Journal, The Penn Review, Barrow Street, Wraparound South, and Radar Poetry. You can learn more about her writing at


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