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Juniper and Bone

Dennis Lee
From:   unpublished, 1999.


Old momma teach me moonlight
     Old momma teach me skin
Old momma teach me timing
    When the ocean crashes in

And momma teach me heartland
    And teach me highway fear
Old momma teach me hunger
    At the turning of the year

Old momma teach me nerve ends
    Made of juniper and bone
Old momma teach me homing
    To the certainty of stone.



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