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This Earth

This Earth beneath this floor
attracts us like
no other. Fire, flower,

atmosphere, lake,
and us—we are what issues
from her. But look:

the kindnesses she shows
deepen her face—
who calls them faults? Her ashes

rise to the surface
and live—her nostrils flare...
No sacrifice

can satisfy, no failure
will ever fill her.

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