4.23.2011

30/30: day twenty-three - our body

day twenty-three prompt: Write a seven line poem that begins with "it’s true that fresh air is good for the body" (from Frank O'Hara's poem "Ave Maria") and ends with "this is our body" (from Gary Snyder's "The Bath").

our body

it's true that fresh air is good for the body,
we drink it in, spit it out.
we take for granted this thing the earth gives for free,
no cost, no obligation.
what will be left when there is nothing?
this earth,
this is our body.

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