The Hollow (4)

in the purple-stemmed
jungle of pokeweed
last year’s skeletons


goldenrod meadow

forty acres and a wren


the somewhere else
that is also here

ridge after ridge


too big to hide
the spider draws in her legs
and turns to gemstone

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Dave Bonta (bio) crowd-sources his problems by following his gut, which he shares with 100 trillion of his closest microbial friends — a close-knit, symbiotic community comprising several thousand species of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In a similarly collaborative fashion, all of Dave’s writing is available for reuse and creative remix under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. For attribution in printed material, his name (Dave Bonta) will suffice, but for web use, please link back to the original. Contact him for permission to waive the “share alike” provision (e.g. for use in a conventionally copyrighted work).

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