This selection, chosen by Guest Curator H.V. Cramond, is from Field Guide to Invasive Species of Minnesota by Interstellar Flight Press in 2021.
While cities crumble, we clasp
cast to cast, enough of us even
in them to come up worms
million mother, vertical father.
Dumped as so much half-bait
into brown lakes, algae-stained
by motors who had no faith
in our resurrection
dropped in water, in soil,
in swamp and concrete, underneath
the collapse we entwine
below the yellow air and lead
we filter yesterday’s filth,
squeezing out our statues
and bringing them to life
sculptor mother, dirt father.
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