2021 Poetry Broadside Submission #2: WEATHERED By Susan Campbell, Fairbanks

By Susan Campbell, Fairbanks

The world weathers us —
wind, water, sun and rain,
delight, desire, grief and longing
scour and scrape, a continual chafing.
We resist exposure, shield ourselves,
until the constant rasp of time reveals
our ragged edges, vulnerable to more
weather, more wearing away.
Then what?

Slowly, sometimes, a gradual uncovering,
a measured reassurance that what once
appeared to be one thing is now another.


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