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To a Friend, on Being Ghosted

07Jun2019
POEM
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This is how the forest regenerates:
It is the grey squirrel’s nature
to bury hundreds of nuts,
to repossess only
the most proximate, opportune.
Those harder-to-reach,
those inearthed in the mud of relentless
rainstorms, those stuck
among persistent predators, it forgets,
and with time
they germinate, new nourishers
of whole ecosystems.

Your legacy is greater than early
consumption,
your shell stronger than the teeth
of mammalian instinct.

He was always
going to forget you,
and this too
is an investment.


One response to “To a Friend, on Being Ghosted”

  1. Douglas E. says:

    Amanda,

    “Those harder-to-reach,
    those inearthed in the mud of relentless
    rainstorms, those stuck
    among persistent predators, it forgets,
    and with time
    they germinate, new nourishers
    of whole ecosystems.”

    Wow! Just wow. Well done.

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