In this Vocabulary Drew Myron Poetry

local_library In this Vocabulary

by Drew Myron

Published in Issue No. 169 ~ June, 2011

In this vocabulary
of place you can name
the earth: sandstone
granite, slate.

Sea hugs stone.
We are solid landscape, agile
as we climb rock shores.
I gather small memories,

pocket pebbles,
a bit of broken

shell, grains of sand
a collection of us,
all residue and proof.

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Drew Myron works as a journalist, publicist and poet, and leads writing workshops for at-risk and homeless youth. She lives on the central Oregon coast.