My Antediluvian Baby

My Antediluvian Baby short poem

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All my dreams of her –
not royalty or a classic
beauty just a girl in a shift
hair to her shoulders
thick thighs and a rising
color that gathered
in her cheeks as she
followed her herd of
megafauna – exotic beasts
elephant-tall tree browsers
with rubbery lips and tusks
slow and gentle and easily
snuffed out by viral mankind.
I watch her in the hills
above sprawling Atlantis
gray monuments crouched
in rolling green fields
set back from a forested frill
of natural breakwater
where she’d go with her sisters
to gather fallen feathers
so they could clothe themselves
colorful birds at the height
of summer looking forward
to many more long days
of clean sweat and dancing.
she fell asleep in a bower
covered by her father’s
bear skin cape and woke
in the deepest dark to walk
safe and alone home
drew a bucket of water
from the well and while
washing her calves alone
she saw the beauty of doom
still poised in the sky
a fiery stone flower plummeting
to the heart of the kingdom
too beautiful and peaceful to last

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a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
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beautiful!

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