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Adrift

I sank below humus
down through bedrock
and the ancestors’ knowing bones
As easily as I traversed through stone and fossil
I rested at the bottom
soon enough becoming sediment set adrift by roiling waves
It was my turn
to settle on the shore
of this deep and fractious ocean

Adrift

I sank below humus
down through bedrock
and the ancestors’ knowing bones
As easily as I traversed through stone and fossil
I rested at the bottom
soon enough becoming sediment set adrift by roiling waves
It was my turn
to settle on the shore
of this deep and fractious ocean

Lashem Anderson, Issaquah

 
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