Sky Collection
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Sky Collection

70 Degrees on Christmas Eve

Sky Collection — Poem 4

Earth meant at this latitude nothing gets a rest
you can grow your molds and mushrooms
you can sustain your stinkbugs
you can keep on through this winter season
you can sell your firewood to Canada
because Earth meant for us to dig the mud
to track it in and so no one gets a chance to heal
she’ll show you what it feels like to consume yourself
without regard for the melting…



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Samantha Lazar

Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.