Saturday, June 14, 2008

becoming legend

in her hand sits
a little hardwood locket
inside which is a perfectly smooth
round impossibly blue stone

she cannot remember where
it came from, but instinctively
she knows it must have significance

before she loses the feeling
of the weight of history, she slides
the stone discreetly into her mouth

and swallows

later, they will find the small
box in her still hand, unfamiliar and
empty, and they will tell long
convoluted stories
to give it meaning

Rachel Westfall
June 14, 2008

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