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"Poetry is the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash." Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Honouring Esther*

One of the osteo experts
Is frantic to put her
Somewhere while the group
Are partying hearty

It’s Friday night
After a particularly
Grueling week after all
But she is 2500 years fragile—

Would we be creeped out,
He wonders, if she were
To overnight in our room –
I tell him, not in the least
Secretly thrilled
She’ll be in our care

*archaeologists name everything, from equipment to cars to, of course, skeletons – when first this one was found, there was no way to tell the sex, so the students named it “Mr. Garrison” after a transgendered person on the TV show South Park, I believe. However when they discovered the foetus and the other unmistakable indicators that this was a woman, I found myself thinking of her as “Esther” – I have no idea why, but it just seemed me and so Esther she is.

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