Aphelion Issue 253, Volume 24
August 2020
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the earth isn't elsewhere

by ayaz daryl nielsen

the wooden framework
of our bones
of our immorality
of the tortoise on top
as it rises from the waters
of all the tortoises
all the way down
standing on each other
rising from the waters
and I and you, you and I
rising with them to the
green leaves, light, and
holinesses creating,
sustaining, and
embracing all of us

2019 ayaz daryl nielsen

ayaz daryl nielsen, veteran and former hospice nurse, lives in Longmont, Colorado, USA. Editor of bear creek haiku (28+ years/150+ issues) with poetry published worldwide (and deeply appreciated), he is online at: bear creek haiku poetry, poems and info

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