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Sevenling (What I Found In The Earth)

What I found in the earth at Brierfield:
shards of white china, a deer bone knife,
a slave mother’s beads carved by hand,

and what I found in the earth at Tannehill:
two thousand iron nails, door hinges,
hearth stones still scented with rain and earth.

In the clay, I even excavated myself.

This poem was originally published under the pen name Gabriel Gadfly.
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