Saturday, April 22, 2006

Happy Earth Day


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searching the elements


“the soil in the hand is the flesh
becoming”
--Sam Hamill


granite ribs beneath the surface,
a skin of moss and loose lichen

so many roots dig into bone,
oak limbs reach to sky

blue as depths of still water
waiting to spill over into rapids

this heartbeat, lungs filled with winds
blowing from the coast

a handful of soil tossed
into the river, an oracle of flesh
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