A Quiet Root

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“The Great Fact was the Land Itself” by Joe Wilkins

The chalked pelvic brim of an elk
shot through with hard stars of lupine
is a metaphor for the absence
of God, though if by God
you mean coyotes,
the metaphor fails.

Read it in Juxtaprose

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