the gentle subtlety of true light breaks
arrests then aggregates radiating
how the glow extends to us despite our faults
crystal life system your gap symmetry a balance of victories
moss agate, the nacreous imagine, stalactite, a petrified wood for lovers
how you hover as forms
in the interstices
a wonder seeking air
Melissa Eleftherion is a writer, a librarian, and a visual artist. She is the author of field guide to autobiography (The Operating System, 2018), & nine chapbooks, including the forthcoming trauma suture (above/ground press, 2020). Born & raised in Brooklyn, Melissa now lives in Mendocino County where she manages the Ukiah Library, teaches creative writing, & curates the LOBA Reading Series. Recent work is available at www.apoetlibrarian.wordpress.com.
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2 thoughts on “3/30: chalcedony”
I enjoy geology, although I have to admit I don’t know a great deal about it. I do recognize the names of the stones, though!
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There’s so much to learn! Making poems is how I remember 🙂