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Owens, Elisabeth, R. (ed.) / Encore: more of parallel press poets
(2006)

Whitney, J.D.
Grandmother,   pp. 71-72


Page 71

 
GRANDMOTHER 
                 hears 
that one big 
ocean 
     say- 
back when the world 
was 
      all 
water- 
       make 
this world 
BIGGER 
        I 
need more room! 
So 
     she 
made 
land 
       made 
LESS room for 
water 
     broke that 
too-big-for-his-own-good 
ocean 
     into 
many smaller ones. 
And 
       now there are 
waves 
       all those waters 
trying to 
       get back 
together 
      into 
one again. 
J.D. Whitney 
[previously published in Grandmother Says (Arctos Press, 2005)] 
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