The Glaciers and Cadmium Dust

two poems

The Glaciers

when you said

     “we’re a family”

         the glaciers melted.

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Cadmium Dust

Four months I’ve been mining this charred soil,

looking for a safe box,

     in case it holds a family photo.

Image: Paysage de Montagne Avec Glacier by Alexandre Calame, ca. 1857-1862. Oil on Cardboard.