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In This Fluid Universe

Born between two waters,
          my body an aqueduct,

salt at one end, the lake
          flat as a looking glass,

I could be your mirror—
          not the knees and teeth,

but under—and we’d feel
          the water in our blood,

our snow melt, our shared rain
          pulled rushing to the sea.

In This Fluid Universe

Born between two waters,
          my body an aqueduct,

salt at one end, the lake
          flat as a looking glass,

I could be your mirror—
          not the knees and teeth,

but under—and we’d feel
          the water in our blood,

our snow melt, our shared rain
          pulled rushing to the sea.

Joannie Stangeland  56, Seattle

 
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