FOSSIL

MARIEL FECHIK

 
 

When submerged in greenbrown lakewater,
the best thing to do is catapult downwards–
 
             this will make your drowning
             easier, more palatable
             for those on shore
 
including the horses, including
             the ghosts.
 
Let yourself become a globe of amber,
so when you hit the bottom you’ll
stick–
 
             everything your body contains
             will have an easier time
             fossilizing
 
so that others, when they find you,
             will marvel at
 
                         your shape.

 
 

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