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Salinity 11/10/2013

Filed under: free verse,poetry — paperslightertext @ 2:01 pm

If we embody the places we’re from,
Are there oceans of blood
in a shell held to your ear?
What if it was obvious,
That epiphany that Earth
Is seventy percent sea and so are we?
Filled with myriad creatures
known or yet undiscovered
Sacks of saline, sediments and sentiment,
Funneled by currents, by gestures in gyres,
Spring and neap tides,
The bulging seas fleeing gravity
enamored and repulsed
by the luminous moon.

If we embody the places we’re from,
If I’m landlocked, are you the coast?

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