Sorrow – Estée Arts Crenshaw

A firstborn sorrow buffers its descendants
In the same way early bees in a hive
Smear propolis into every crack
Encasing the queen in darkness

Estée Arts Crenshaw is a doctoral candidate in the department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies at the University of Utah. She received her MFA in creative writing from Brigham Young University. Estée’s academic work in comparative rhetoric focuses on premodern Japanese poetry and aesthetic traditions.

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