Glacial Erratics

The last ice age had been caused by a wobble.
After it passed they made houses from stars;
Visitors would peer in
And see the tongs not slipping,
Roomsized pebbles having been moved far.
It’s like this more
When we speak than when we write;
Loving thus we have been
Loved by ground,
The word being
A box with four of its corners hidden;
Everything else is round.


Brenda Hillman, “Glacial Erratics” from Cascadia. Copyright © 2001 by Brenda Hillman. Reprinted by permission of Wesleyan University Press.
Source: Cascadia (Wesleyan University Press, 2001)
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