Artwork by Joseph Lynch
Artwork by Joseph Lynch

your land will expel

roman pottery


and fox bones in thousands

of fine, yellowed pieces


as mine is saturated

woken from its dehydration.


skeletal foliage will

thaw, reawaken –


verdant evergreens will

soon blanche beside it


steel batteries

will become ancient


soak their joints with salt spray

and crumble into the sea


the stagnation of winter

will not last


the earth will turn

around again.