Excerpt: Weathered Fragments, Weathered Souls

From “Rocks”

The little pieces you picked up.
The little pieces you carried once
in your hands,
held next to your body,
smeared onto your skin,
tugging at you:
the fragments you hold on to—
the ones you did not want to leave behind.

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Excerpt: Weathered Fragments, Weathered Souls

From “Spring’s Resurrection”

April’s not the cruelest month,
but a warm resurrection.