Anne Leigh Parrish Writer

If The Sky Won’t Have Me

Poems by Anne Leigh Parrish | Unsolicited Press Apr. 2023

Lie Down

Lie down, let the earth cover you

Settle among the bones & stone

This is where they want you

Fill with birdsong the hole

In your murdered throat

Let your rotten skin filter rain until streams

Are fed by you

Lie down, join their celebration

Absolve them of their hate

Flow into the sea

Praise for If The Sky Won’t Have Me

Satisfying. Brilliant. Necessary. A beautiful and masterfully written collection of poems whose words evoke a sense of movement that beckons us back to the page and to the places we belong.—Loic Ekinga, author of How to Wake a Butterfly