Putting Out the Fire

Published in the scales project, C70 (2022)
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"What a heartbreak of a radiant and searing poem this is, blending scientific fact with the deeper work of grief. The depiction of the daughters' mixed reactions sets us up for the exquisite mystery and ache of it all. Damn. This is just so good."

                         -Nickole Brown 

                          poet, author of To Those Who Were Our First Gods

 

 

Humans glow, not with the bioluminescence of pulsing

jellyfish fireworking through the depths, but still,

our bodies glimmer with light too weak for us to see,

small photon emissions that rise and fall with our days.  

Read the full poem here