A Quiet Root

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“Lookout” by Elizabeth Tibbetts

He took a week to gather his things
and move into my body. Not what
we’d packed in his coffin. Pickaxe,
Maine gold, tourmaline, his dog’s ashes.
Only what would not press for space. Breath,
curses, dreams. I couldn’t explain

Read it in The Maine Review

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