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RECOMMENDED READING The book Plume, by Katherine Flenniken, is a fascinating exploration of the Hanford nuclear site from multiple points of view, in poems that range from straightforward to experimental in form. Politically nuanced and emotionally gripping.
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If You Could See Your Old Home Again

As if through aquarium glass:
near, clear, untouchable.

Faces and buildings you once knew,
skewed. You left in haste, now go back

as a diver transported, in
that world but no longer

of it, the sea
conducting your grief

to your skin: the lost bones
are your own.

If You Could See Your Old Home Again

As if through aquarium glass:
near, clear, untouchable.

Faces and buildings you once knew,
skewed. You left in haste, now go back

as a diver transported, in
that world but no longer

of it, the sea
conducting your grief

to your skin: the lost bones
are your own.

L. J. Morin, 45

Seattle / San Diego, CA

 
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