The Hollow (42)

whispering against
the road from both sides

endless water


backhoe toothmarks

our complicated relationship
with the mountain


gabion wall

the quarried stones softening
with moss at last


a beech log’s pale skin
beginning to rupture

that rich ferment

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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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