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Mineral Mnemonics

 

I.

my organs shovel into

when you were water:

drift wood either

shores up

my irrevocable number

of lost ponies

whenthegarden

– blank out

 

II.

in times hoop

in times: slip rope

tightrope walks

b/t every where

earths

 

III.

hollow mountain

sac fills up

besides pain: brick

a brackish water

murk re

surfaces

bullseyeviewred&

greenalgae there

is no harbor

 

IV.

Newenglandevil

 

V.

something white demolishes

something self-annihilates in an embers

instance

 

VI. bulldozeme

do not doubt that I will

rise from ash-tree

weather – the pre

figure smolders

fist deer

resists – channels

back to bedrock

 

& light that whisperscreams

into its shoulder

to shoulder w

the fossil excavates

 

my memory erases it

is the same, once

when asleep




Jessica K Baer