Nov/Dec 2019 • Vol. XLI No. 6 Poetry |

Elegy

Endless cloudwork. Ragged mountains, and the ruins of astonished volcanoes. The promise of oceans. Billions of leaves, casually dropped over millions of years. Honey and maggots. Stoical lakes. Cacophony of insects. Smoke and mist. Birdlife: the poised and the frantic. Wily cephalopods and platonic jellyfish. The four-legged creatures, raising their heads to take in landscape. Forests finding their limits. The severe night sky with its singular moon. Uncountable orphaned stars.

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