Stone/Own

after Gary Snyder
Petros is the bottom-block, dark dirt
a cradle [hollow]:
pebbles ground, layered down
with brown leaf, mealy bug — holding
all God has to tell
(tablets, slabs that focus sun).
Saying, Just try,
double dare to take away
rock is monument, shoulder, memory, hand
“hand” in the pocket checking again
mines
crystal facet, and       heat
protection                   comfort owned [stone]
— all hauled from earth [worth]

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