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we drift in a place I’ve never been
her eye blinks back at mine

she rolls over in trust
and with long strokes
I trace Keats’s words on her belly,
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty, — that is all
ye know on earth, and all ye need to know”

her rounded paddle-tail
moves and like unadorned mermaid
she’s gone

her absence
something to recover from

Mary Strong Jackson
February 2014

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Posted February 10, 2014 by strongjacksonpoet54 in Uncategorized

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