A Quiet Root

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“Hibernation” by Claire Denson

No one
thinks so, but bears do wake
in that shadowed cave,

shifting to ward off sores
before going back under.
I showed up to the meetings,

I walked in the shade,
and my life survived on nothing
but itself, reenacting

its own memory. 

Read it in The Cincinnati Review

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