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Gale Marie Thompson

 

EARTH MOVEMENTS

 

It is right now a jubilee year

and my back is shining

and I have been tromping

on so many orbits

waiting for something to happen

that I have since

become immovable.

I don’t think I’ve mentioned how

my shoulders keep dazzling

and where there are lines

there are times

and places

that I am to meet everyone.

It’s all over out there, I’ve heard.

I mean, I am finding it hard

to fan out the weather balloons,

what with all this cross-draft.

The swimming pools lean

far enough away

to see the earth bow out.

The ellipses have been quiet

for a while now.

It would be impossible to

talk on the phone after this.

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