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April 2013, vol 9, no 1

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Tadao Okazaki


Freshwater Sponge

The air has cooled.
The sea left the granite island
a pond with water anemones and sponge,
with meager nutrients seeping out
the remains of the beach
that receded eastward
a million years ago

Anemone opening
on freshwater sponge
fixed on a sunken bone




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