“Cartography of Ruins”

“Cartography of Ruins” by Micki Blenkush begins:

I slow my drive
past the abandoned gravel pit
where, as we were growing up
the trees and shrubs
had not yet taken over

and we could still climb
the lilt of land
carved by machines
into bowls and hills unlike anything
formed in nature.

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Micki Blenkush’s poem “As Above, So Below” was also published by Heron Tree; you can read it here.