Today's poem is by Jean Valentine

Icebergs, Ilulissat

In blue-green air & water God
you have come back for us,
to our fiberglass boat.

You have come back for us, & I'm afraid.
Great sadness at harms.
But nothing now
can be like before.

Even when the icebergs are gone, and the millions of suns
have burnt themselves out of your arms,

your arms of burnt air.

Copyright © 2016 Jean Valentine All rights reserved
from Shirt In Heaven
Copper Canyon Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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